School Bullying Statistics – Crime and Safety

  • During the school year approximately 750,000 students in 6th thru 12th grade were victimized (bullying & theft) at school.
  • The rate of total victimization of students was higher for males (38 victims per 1,000 students) VS females (20 victims per 1,000 students).
  • Schools reported bullying incidents on a weekly basis with the largest percentage occurring in middle schools (41%) followed by high schools (29%), junior high (16%) and elementary/primary (14%).
  • 90% of students said bullying caused them academic, social, and emotional problems.
  • In the past 15 years bullying in schools has become increasingly more violent. Bullying is frequently a factor in school related deaths.
  • The percentage of schools who have a plan in place for procedures to be performed in the event of a school shooting increased from 79% 15 years ago to 92% today.
  • 50% of students have experienced cyber bullying online. And half of those victims have had their lives threatened more than once.
  • 75% of students believe that teachers are not willing to intervene to help stop Bullying.
  • 25% of teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and only intervene in 4% of bullying incidents.
  • Every day close to 200,000 children avoid going to school because they are afraid of being bullied.
  • Almost 75% of students report bullying as a frequent occurrence.  And those are only the bullying incidences that are actually reported. Imagine all the victims of bullying who are suffering silently.


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