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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 10:
Studentsí Reports of Drug Availability on School Property


Table 10.1. Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported that drugs were made available to them on school property during the previous 12 months, by selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 1993–2003
Student or school characteristic 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
 
    Total 24.0 32.1 31.7 30.2 28.5 28.7
 
Sex
  Male 28.5 38.8 37.4 34.7 34.6 31.9
  Female 19.1 24.8 24.7 25.7 22.7 25.0
 
Race/ethnicity1
  White 24.1 31.7 31.0 28.8 28.3 27.5
  Black 17.5 28.5 25.4 25.3 21.9 23.1
  Hispanic 34.1 40.7 41.1 36.9 34.2 36.5
  Asian (2) (2) (2) 25.7 25.7 22.5
  American Indian 20.9 22.8 30.1 30.6 34.5 31.3
  Pacific Islander (2) (2) (2) 46.9 50.2 34.7
  More than one race (2) (2) (2) 36.0 34.5 36.6
 
Grade
  9th 21.8 31.1 31.4 27.6 29.0 29.5
  10th 23.7 35.0 33.4 32.1 29.0 29.2
  11th 27.5 32.8 33.2 31.1 28.7 29.9
  12th 23.0 29.1 29.0 30.5 26.9 24.9
 
Urbanicity
  Urban 31.2 30.3 32.0 31.1
  Suburban 34.2 29.7 26.6 28.4
  Rural 22.7 32.1 28.2 26.2
— Not available.
1 American Indian includes Alaska Native, Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
2 The response categories for race/ethnicity changed in 1999 making comparisons of some categories with earlier years problematic. In 1993, 1995, and 1997, Asian and Pacific Islander students were not categorized separately and students were not given the option of choosing more than one race.
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents. Population sizes from the Digest of Education Statistics, 2003 (NCES 2005-025) for students in grades 9–12 are 13,093,000 students in 1993; 13,697,000 in 1995; 14,272,000 in 1997; 14,623,000 in 1999; 15,058,000 in 2001; and 15,577,000 (projected) in 2003.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), "Youth Risk Behavior Survey" (YRBS), selected years, 1993–2003.



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