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Table 228.25. Number of nonfatal victimizations against students ages 12-18 and rate of victimization per 1,000 students, by type of victimization, location, and selected student characteristics: 2019
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Location and student characteristic Number of nonfatal victimizations Rate of victimization per 1,000 students
Total Theft Violent Total Theft Violent
All violent Violent excluding simple assault1 All violent Violent excluding simple assault1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
At school2                                             
Total 764,600 (92,230) 239,400   (28,190) 525,300   (71,680) 125,600   (28,220) 30.0 (3.42) 9.4   (1.10) 20.6   (2.69) 4.9   (1.09)
Sex                                            
Male 522,400 (71,420) 142,800   (21,350) 379,700   (57,770) 113,500   (26,480) 39.8 (5.09) 10.9   (1.61) 28.9   (4.17) 8.7   (1.97)
Female 242,200 (43,020) 96,600   (17,350) 145,600   (31,000) 12,000 ! (6,920) 19.5 (3.33) 7.8   (1.39) 11.7   (2.43) 1.0 ! (0.56)

Age
                                           
12-14 450,100 (64,670) 118,200   (19,310) 331,900   (52,870) 34,400   (12,730) 35.8 (4.83) 9.4   (1.52) 26.4   (4.00) 2.7   (1.00)
15-18 314,500 (51,030) 121,200   (19,570) 193,300   (37,170) 91,200   (23,080) 24.3 (3.75) 9.3   (1.50) 14.9   (2.77) 7.0   (1.75)

Race/ethnicity3
                                           
White 410,900 (60,870) 132,300   (20,510) 278,500   (47,120) 33,300 ! (12,490) 31.1 (4.35) 10.0   (1.54) 21.1   (3.41) 2.5 ! (0.94)
Black 91,600 (23,150) 27,500   (8,990) 64,200   (18,570) 2,900 ! (3,170) 26.8 (6.47) 8.0   (2.61) 18.8   (5.25) 0.9 ! (0.93)
Hispanic 208,100 (38,980) 64,200   (13,990) 143,900   (30,760) 79,300 ! (21,160) 32.9 (5.82) 10.1   (2.19) 22.7   (4.65) 12.5 ! (3.25)
Other 54,100 (16,720) 15,400 ! (6,680) 38,700   (13,660) 10,100 ! (6,260) 21.1 (6.30) 6.0 ! (2.60) 15.1   (5.19) 3.9 ! (2.42)

Urbanicity4
                                           
Urban 316,800 (51,270) 99,700   (17,640) 217,100   (40,070) 23,600 ! (10,200) 41.1 (6.21) 12.9   (2.26) 28.2   (4.93) 3.1 ! (1.31)
Suburban 331,600 (52,840) 101,100   (17,780) 230,500   (41,660) 82,200 ! (21,640) 23.1 (3.52) 7.1   (1.23) 16.1   (2.81) 5.7 ! (1.49)
Rural 116,200 (26,870) 38,600   (10,730) 77,600   (20,880) 19,700 ! (9,180) 33.3 (7.30) 11.1   (3.05) 22.3   (5.76) 5.7 ! (2.60)

Household income5
                                           
Less than $25,000 118,600 (27,220) 39,000   (10,780) 79,700   (21,220) 1,000 ! (1,790) 32.7 (7.11) 10.7   (2.95) 22.0   (5.62) 0.3 ! (0.49)
$25,000 to 49,999 156,500 (32,450) 33,000   (9,890) 123,500   (27,920) 14,700 ! (7,740) 25.7 (5.09) 5.4   (1.62) 20.3   (4.41) 2.4 ! (1.26)
$50,000 to 99,999 212,800 (39,550) 79,800   (15,680) 133,000   (29,270) 37,200 ! (13,350) 26.1 (4.61) 9.8   (1.91) 16.3   (3.46) 4.6 ! (1.62)
$100,000 or more 276,800 (46,930) 87,700   (16,490) 189,100   (36,650) 72,700 ! (20,050) 36.2 (5.76) 11.5   (2.13) 24.7   (4.57) 9.5 ! (2.56)

Away from school
                                           
Total 509,300 (70,210) 160,500   (22,740) 348,800   (54,620) 138,000   (29,960) 20.0 (2.64) 6.3   (0.89) 13.7   (2.07) 5.4   (1.16)
Sex                                            
Male 205,900 (38,720) 99,100   (17,580) 106,900   (25,490) 44,900   (14,940) 15.7 (2.85) 7.6   (1.33) 8.1   (1.90) 3.4   (1.13)
Female 303,400 (49,830) 61,500   (13,680) 241,900   (42,980) 93,200   (23,390) 24.4 (3.83) 5.0   (1.10) 19.5   (3.33) 7.5   (1.85)

Age
                                           
12-14 149,200 (31,490) 61,900   (13,730) 87,300   (22,460) 25,200   (10,590) 11.9 (2.44) 4.9   (1.09) 6.9   (1.75) 2.0   (0.84)
15-18 360,100 (55,780) 98,600   (17,540) 261,500   (45,210) 112,900   (26,380) 27.8 (4.08) 7.6   (1.34) 20.2   (3.35) 8.7   (1.99)

Race/ethnicity3
                                           
White 332,800 (52,960) 78,500   (15,550) 254,300   (44,410) 91,500   (23,120) 25.2 (3.82) 5.9   (1.17) 19.2   (3.23) 6.9   (1.72)
Black 47,600 (15,480) 20,100   (7,670) 27,500 ! (11,140) 12,600 ! (7,100) 13.9 (4.41) 5.9   (2.23) 8.0 ! (3.21) 3.7 ! (2.06)
Hispanic 69,300 (19,470) 35,400   (10,260) 33,900   (12,630) 19,700 ! (9,170) 10.9 (3.00) 5.6   (1.61) 5.4   (1.97) 3.1 ! (1.44)
Other 59,600 (17,740) 26,500   (8,830) 33,100 ! (12,450) 14,300 ! (7,630) 23.3 (6.66) 10.3   (3.42) 12.9 ! (4.75) 5.6 ! (2.94)

Urbanicity4
                                           
Urban 141,000 (30,370) 73,600   (15,030) 67,400   (19,140) 23,500 ! (10,180) 18.3 (3.79) 9.5   (1.93) 8.7   (2.43) 3.1 ! (1.31)
Suburban 278,900 (47,170) 44,100   (11,500) 234,800   (42,160) 98,500   (24,210) 19.5 (3.16) 3.1   (0.80) 16.4   (2.84) 6.9   (1.66)
Rural 89,400 (22,790) 42,900   (11,330) 46,500   (15,270) 16,000 ! (8,140) 25.6 (6.26) 12.3   (3.22) 13.4   (4.27) 4.6 ! (2.31)

Household income5
                                           
Less than $25,000 111,100 (26,120) 55,700   (12,990) 55,400   (16,970) 15,800 ! (8,080) 30.6 (6.84) 15.4   (3.54) 15.3   (4.54) 4.4 ! (2.20)
$25,000 to 49,999 130,600 (28,930) 43,800   (11,460) 86,800   (22,380) 69,600   (19,520) 21.5 (4.56) 7.2   (1.87) 14.3   (3.57) 11.4   (3.13)
$50,000 to 99,999 97,100 (24,010) 30,900   (9,560) 66,200   (18,930) 31,300   (12,030) 11.9 (2.86) 3.8   (1.17) 8.1   (2.27) 3.8   (1.46)
$100,000 or more 170,400 (34,280) 30,100   (9,420) 140,400   (30,280) 21,400 ! (9,620) 22.3 (4.29) 3.9   (1.23) 18.3   (3.81) 2.8 ! (1.25)
!Interpret data with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases, or the coefficient of variation (CV) is greater than 50 percent.
1 In previous versions of the table, "violent excluding simple assault" was labeled as "serious violent" victimization.
2 "At school" includes in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to or from school.
3 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Two or more races.
4 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)."
5 Income data for 2019 were imputed. For more information, see Criminal Victimization, 2019, available at https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv19.pdf.
NOTE: "All violent" victimization includes the crimes of rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse-snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, with the exception of motor vehicle thefts. Theft does not include robbery, which involves the threat or use of force and is classified as a violent crime. "Total victimization" includes theft and violent crimes. Data in this table are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and are reported in accordance with Bureau of Justice Statistics standards. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. The population size for students ages 12-18 was 25,528,100 in 2019.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2019. (This table was prepared November 2020.)

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