Fabulous question. Definitely something to look into. Could it be that seeing such horrendous violence around them all the time that the bullied may choose to not resort to that behavior? Could it be those that would be the most bullied join gangs and believe they have those that have their backs? Could it be that the types of bullying is different? Could it be the expectations of rural and suburban kids is set higher in their areas which means being lower is seen as a greater cost?