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Table 3.  Among students ages 12 through 18 who reported being bullied at school, percentage reporting each type of bullying, by bullying components: School year 2014–15

Bullying components Estimated number of students   Made fun of, called names, or insulted   Subject of rumors   Threatened with harm   Pushed, shoved, tripped or spit on   Tried to make do things they did not want to do   Excluded from activities on purpose   Property destroyed on purpose  
All bullied 5,041,000   63.9 59.0 18.7 24.5 12.1 24.3 8.7  
Bullied without Power Imbalance or Repetition 2,395,000   49.0   52.3   13.3   18.8   6.4 ! 13.9   5.8  
Bullied with Repetition OR Power Imbalance (not both) 1,551,000   75.2   57.0   17.1   22.6   14.5   24.8   6.3 !
Bullied with Repetition AND Power Imbalance 1,094,000   80.8   76.6   32.7   39.6   21.1   46.1   18.5  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is 30 to 50 percent of the estimate's value.
NOTE: Tabular data include only students who reported being enrolled in grades 6 through 12 and not receiving any of their education through homeschooling during the school year reported. "Bullied" includes students who reported being made fun of, called names, or insulted; being the subject of rumors; being threatened with harm; being pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on; being pressured into doing things they did not want to do; being excluded from activities on purpose; and having property destroyed on purpose. "At school" includes the school building, school property, school bus, or going to and from school. Type of bullying totals may sum to more than 100 percent because students could have experienced more than one type of bullying. Total bullied by component is based on respondents for whom data on bullying are available. Population estimate based on Version 1 of the 2015 SCS for all students meeting the age, grade and school criteria is 24,622,000. This population estimate was calculated by doubling SCS person weights, and therefore will not match the population estimate calculated for the entire survey.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS - Version 1) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2015. The 2015 SCS questionnaire was administered in two alternate versions. Only respondents completing Version 1 of the survey are included in these estimates. A complete discussion of the split-half methodology and results can be found at