Students are victims of a higher rate of crime at school than anywhere else.
Of the 55.6 million students enrolled in the 2008-09 school year:
1.2 million children ages 12-18 were victims of crimes at schools.
629,800 were violent crimes classified as rape, sexual assault, robbery with threat of harm, and aggravated assault.
There were 15 homicides of children ages 5-18 at school during the school year.
8% of students report being injured with a weapon, such as a gun, knife or club on school property.
1% of students were threatened or injured with a weapon 12 or more times at school.
On any given day, 5% of students missed school because they felt they were unsafe.
7% of students age 12-18 avoided school activities because of fear of harm or attack.
32% of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied at schools
4% reported being cyber-bullied during the school year.
64% of bullying went unreported to teachers and faculty.
Bullying victims have reported, among other things, being:
forced to do things they did not want to do.
These assaults are not included in the crime figures reported by schools.
MINIMAL REPORTING OF BULLYING ACTIVITY
85% of schools reported violent crime occurred at their school, but only 25% acknowledged bullying occurs on a weekly basis.