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Table 28. Percentages of students ages 12 through 18 who reported numbers of unfavorable school conditions, by reports of being bullied at school: School year 2008–09

      Number of unfavorable school conditions reported1  
Reported being bullied at school     None One Two Three Four Five  
All students     50.2 20.3 15.8 9.4 3.8 0.5  
Bullied     28.3 24.8 21.6 16.4 7.6 1.3  
Not bullied     58.7 18.5 13.6 6.6 2.4 0.2  
! Interpret with caution. The standard error for this estimate is 30 to 50 percent of the estimate's value.
1 Unfavorable conditions included reports of the presence of gangs, knowing another student brought a gun to school, availability of drugs, availability of alcohol, and seeing hate-related graffiti on school property. Availability of drugs is a composite variable indicating it was possible for students to get any of the following at school: marijuana, crack, other forms of cocaine, uppers, downers, LSD, PCP, heroin, prescription drugs illegally obtained without a prescription, or other illegal drugs. Graffiti includes hate-related words or symbols written in school classrooms, school hallways, or outside of the school building.
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. The weighted population estimate for all students meeting the criteria for inclusion in this table is 25,383,000. Estimates are reported for 25,217,000 students for whom data on bullying are available. "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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and missing data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2009.