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

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Table 4.2.

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 state: 2003 and 2005


State 2003 2005   State 2003 2005
United States 9.2 7.9        
             
Alabama 7.2 10.6   Montana 7.1 8.0
Alaska 8.1   Nebraska 8.8 9.7
Arizona 9.2 10.7   Nevada 6.0 8.1
Arkansas 9.6   New Hampshire 7.5 8.6
California   New Jersey 8.0
Colorado 7.6   New Mexico 10.4
Connecticut 9.1   New York 7.2 7.2
Delaware 7.7 6.2   North Carolina 7.2 7.9
District of Columbia 12.7 12.1   North Dakota 5.9 6.6
Florida 8.4 7.9   Ohio 7.7 8.2
Georgia 8.2 8.3   Oklahoma 7.4 6.0
Hawaii 6.9   Oregon
Idaho 9.4 8.3   Pennsylvania
Illinois   Rhode Island 8.2 8.7
Indiana 6.7 8.8   South Carolina 10.1
Iowa 7.8   South Dakota 6.5 8.1
Kansas 7.4   Tennessee 8.4 7.4
Kentucky 5.3 8.0   Texas 9.3
Louisiana   Utah 7.3 9.8
Maine 8.5 7.1   Vermont 7.3 6.3
Maryland 11.7   Virginia
Massachusetts 6.3 5.4   Washington
Michigan 9.7 8.6   West Virginia 8.5 8.0
Minnesota   Wisconsin 5.5 7.6
Mississippi 6.6   Wyoming 9.7 7.8
Missouri 7.5 9.1        
— Not available.
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents. The estimate for the United States is drawn from a nationally representative sample of schools and is not the aggregate of participating states. Each state estimate is based on a sample that is representative of that state. Population sizes from the Digest of Education Statistics, 2005 (NCES 2006-030) for students in grades 9–12 are 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Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), previously unpublished tabulation, 2003 and 2005.
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