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Table 8.  Among students ages 12 through 18 who agree there is a lot of crime in the neighborhood where they live or the neighborhood where they go to school, percentage reporting support in school, by feeling safe in school: School year 2016–17
 
Crime and safety Estimated
number of
students
  There is a
teacher or adult
at school who
really cares
about you
  There is a
teacher or adult
at school who
really listens
when you have
something to say
  There is a
teacher or adult
at school who
tells you when
you do a good
job
  There is a
student at
school who
really cares
about you
  There is a
student at
school who
listens when
you have
something to say
  There is a
student at
school who
believes that you
will be a success
 
Those who agree there is a lot of
crime where they live
                           
Total 2,492,000   95.0   95.9   97.1   92.4   93.3   93.7  
Do not feel safe in school 168,000   91.4   91.2   96.4   89.6   89.6   86.3  
Feel safe in school 2,324,000   95.2   96.3   97.1   92.6   93.6   94.2  
                             
Those who agree there is a lot of
crime where they go to school
                           
Total 2,386,000   92.5   95.7   95.5   92.5   94.7   94.4  
Do not feel safe in school 225,000   86.5   82.0   91.2   84.1   86.0   83.7  
Feel safe in school 2,161,000   93.2   97.1   95.9   93.3   95.7   95.5  
NOTE: Students who agree there is crime are those who answered "agree" or "strongly agree" to the statements "There is a lot of crime in the neighborhood where you live" and "There is a lot of crime in the neighborhood where you go to school." Students who feel safe in school are those who answered "agree" or "strongly agree" to the statement "You feel safe in your school." Students who do not feel safe in school are those who answered "disagree" or "strongly disagree" to the statement "You feel safe in your school." Students in each column answered "agree" or "strongly agree" with the statements listed in the column header.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2017.