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Table 1.  Percentage of students ages 12 through 18 who reported no criminal victimization at school and those who reported criminal victimization at school during the previous 6 months, by type of victimization: School year 2008–09

Type of victimization Percent of students
None 96.1
Any 3.9
Theft 2.8
Personal Larceny #
Other Theft 2.8
Violent 1.4
Simple assault 1.1
Serious Violent 0.3
Rape and sexual assault #
Robbery 0.2!
Aggravated assault 0.1!
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
NOTE: "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. "Violent" includes serious violent crimes and simple assault. "Serious violent" includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. "Any" includes violent crimes and theft. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, and on the way to or from school. Student reports of "theft" and "violent" victimization may not sum to "any" victimization because respondents can report more than one victimization. Population size for students ages 12 through 18 is 25,383,000.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2009.