BULLYING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND SCHOOLS
A total of 3,818 incidents were reported for the 2009-2010 school year. This represents an
increase of 2,132 reported incidents from 2008-09 school year and an increase of 2,524 form
2007-08 school year.
Significant increases were reported in Baltimore city, Anne
Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Talbot, and Wicomico
Highest Bullying Reports in Maryland
Victims and Offenders
Type of Bullying Incidences
Over 60% of the reported bullying and or harassment incidences involved teasing, name
calling, threatening in person or other means, and making critical remarks,
Over 30% involved kicking, hitting, shoving, spitting, hair pulling, and throwing something,
Over 25% involved demeaning and making the victim jokes, making rude and/or threatening
gestures, intimidating, extorting, or exploiting,
Over 15% involved spreading harmful rumors or gossip,
And, over 5% involved getting another person to hit or harm another.
Types of Bullying Incidences Reported in Maryland
Number of Reported incidences
A = Teasing, Name calling, making critical remarks, or threatening in person or by other
B = Hitting, kicking, shoving, spitting, hair pulling, or throwing something.
C = Demeaning and making the victim of jokes.
D = Making rude and/or threatening gestures
E = Intimidating, extorting or exploiting
Incidents reported by Location of occurrence
Over 85% of reported incidences occurred on school property.
About 10% of the incidences occurred in the school bus.
Over 5% occurred on the way to and from school.
And about 3% of the reported incidences occurred during events outside of school.
Number of Reported cases by Location of Occurence
Event off school
On the way to/from school
On a school bus
On school property
Number of Reported cases
Physical appearance = 8%
Just to be mean = 38%
To impress others = 16%
Some other reason = 25%
Unknown = 23%
Maryland State Department of Education, (March 31, 2011).
Bullying, Harassment, Or Intimidation in Maryland Public Schools: A
Report to the Maryland General Assembly on Incidents Reported under
the Safe Schools Reporting Act Of 2005.
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