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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 4:
Threats and Injuries With Weapons on School Property


Table 4.1. Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon 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 7.3 8.4 7.4 7.7 8.9 9.2
 
Sex
  Male 9.2 10.9 10.2 9.5 11.5 11.6
  Female 5.4 5.8 4.0 5.8 6.5 6.5
 
Race/ethnicity1
  White 6.3 7.0 6.2 6.6 8.5 7.8
  Black 11.2 11.0 9.9 7.6 9.3 10.9
  Hispanic 8.6 12.4 9.0 9.8 8.9 9.4
  Asian (2) (2) (2) 7.7 11.3 11.5
  American Indian 11.7 11.4 12.5 13.2 15.2 22.1
  Pacific Islander (2) (2) (2) 15.6 24.8 16.3
  More than one race (2) (2) (2) 9.3 10.3 18.7
 
Grade
  9th 9.4 9.6 10.1 10.5 12.7 12.1
  10th 7.3 9.6 7.9 8.2 9.1 9.2
  11th 7.3 7.7 5.9 6.1 6.9 7.3
  12th 5.5 6.7 5.8 5.1 5.3 6.3
 
Urbanicity
  Urban 8.7 8.0 9.2 10.6
  Suburban 7.0 7.4 9.0 8.8
  Rural 5.6 8.3 8.1 8.2
— 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 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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