Key facts about safety at school
• The percentage of youth ages 12 to 18 who feared an attack at school, or on the way to and from school, declined from 12 percent in 1995 to 3 percent in 2015.
• In 2015, Hispanic students were more likely to fear attack at school than non-Hispanic white students (4.8 and 2.8 percent, respectively).
• In 2015, sixth and seventh graders (4.6 and 4.2 percent, respectively) were more likely than their older peers to report fearing for their safety at school or on the way to and from school (2.1 and 2.6 percent, respectively, for tenth and eleventh graders).
• In 2015, students in urban areas (4.0 percent) were slightly more likely to report fearing attacks at school or while traveling to and from school than students in suburban or rural areas (3.1 and 3.0 percent, respectively).