Gender Disparities in Criminal Victimization at School

According to data released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice, 3.9 percent of students between the ages of 12 and 18 were victims of crimes while at school during the 2008-09 school year. The criminal victimization rate for male students was higher than the rate for women students. Some 4.6 percent of male students were victims of crime compared to 3.2 percent of women students.

Slightly more than 2 percent of all young women students were victims of theft while at school. For young men, 3.4 were victims of theft. Some 1.6 percent of young men were victims or violent crime compared to 1.1 percent of young women.

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