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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 13:
Physical Fights on School Property and Anywhere


Table 13.2. Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported having been in a physical fight during the previous 12 months, by location and state: 2003
State Anywhere On school
property
  State Anywhere On school
property
 
   United States 33.0 12.8   Missouri 28.2 9.8
     Montana 28.6 10.3
Alabama 30.0 12.9   Nebraska 29.6 10.6
Alaska 27.1 8.6   Nevada 35.0 12.6
Arizona 30.7 10.8   New Hampshire 30.5 11.6
Arkansas   New Jersey
California   New Mexico
Colorado   New York 32.1 14.6
Connecticut   North Carolina 30.9 10.7
Delaware 34.9 11.4   North Dakota 27.2 8.6
District of Columbia 38.0 15.2   Ohio 31.5 11.3
Florida 32.1 13.3   Oklahoma 28.4 11.4
Georgia 31.4 11.1   Oregon
Hawaii   Pennsylvania
Idaho 28.3 11.7   Rhode Island 27.6 11.4
Illinois   South Carolina
Indiana 30.6 10.9   South Dakota 27.0 9.0
Iowa   Tennessee 28.3 12.2
Kansas   Texas
Kentucky 26.4 10.1   Utah 28.7 11.9
Louisiana   Vermont 26.9 12.2
Maine 26.5 9.2   Virginia
Maryland   Washington
Massachusetts 30.7 10.2   West Virginia 26.5 10.3
Michigan 30.8 12.2   Wisconsin 31.4 11.6
Minnesota   Wyoming 31.2 12.7
Mississippi 30.6 10.3  
— Not available.
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents. The term "anywhere" is not used in the YRBS questionnaire. Rather, students are simply asked how many times in the last 12 months they have been in a physical fight.
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), 2003. Retrieved March 2005, from Youth Online: Comprehensive Results http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/yrbss/.



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