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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007
NCES 2008-021
December 2007

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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: Various years, 1993-2005


Student or school
characteristic
1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005
               
Total 7.3 8.4 7.4 7.7 8.9 9.2 7.9
               
Sex              
Male 9.2 10.9 10.2 9.5 11.5 11.6 9.7
Female 5.4 5.8 4.0 5.8 6.5 6.5 6.1
               
Race/ethnicity1              
White 6.3 7.0 6.2 6.6 8.5 7.8 7.2
Black 11.2 11.0 9.9 7.6 9.3 10.9 8.1
Hispanic 8.6 12.4 9.0 9.8 8.9 9.4 9.8
Asian (2) (2) (2) 7.7 11.3 11.5 4.6
American Indian 11.7 11.4! 12.5! 13.2! 15.2! 22.1 9.8
Pacific Islander (2) (2) (2) 15.6 24.8 16.3 14.5!
More than one race (2) (2) (2) 9.3 10.3 18.7 10.7
               
Grade              
9th 9.4 9.6 10.1 10.5 12.7 12.1 10.5
10th 7.3 9.6 7.9 8.2 9.1 9.2 8.8
11th 7.3 7.7 5.9 6.1 6.9 7.3 5.5
12th 5.5 6.7 5.8 5.1 5.3 6.3 5.8
               
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.
! Interpret data with caution.
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 students 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, 2005 and 2002 (NCES 2006-030 and 2003-060) 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; 15,061,000 in 2001; 15,723,000 in 2003; and 16,286,000 (projected) in 2005.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), various years, 1993–2005.
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