Did you know that 19% of high school students in America report being bullied on school property? WalletHub has released its report on 2018’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems and according to their study Alaska ranks in the top 5.
Top 10 States with Bullying Problems
6. North Dakota
8. West Virginia
Bottom 10 States with Bullying Problems
43. District of Columbia
To identify the states where bullying is most pervasive, WalletHub’s analysts compared 47 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics, ranging from “bullying-incident rate” to “truancy costs for schools” to “share of high school students bullied online.”
Best vs. Worst:
- The District of Columbia has the lowest share of high school students bullied on school property, 11.50 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in Arkansas, where the percentage is highest, 26.70 percent.
- The District of Columbia has the lowest share of high school students bullied online, 8.90 percent, which is 2.4 times lower than in Louisiana, where the percentage is highest, 21.20 percent.
- Kansas has the lowest share of high school students involved in a physical fight on school property, 4.6 percent, which is 3.4 times lower than in the District of Columbia, where the percentage is highest, 15.5 percent.
- Massachusetts has the lowest share of high school students who missed school because they felt unsafe at school, 4.5 percent, which is 2.6 times lower than in New Mexico, where the percentage is highest, 11.8 percent.