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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008
NCES 2009-022
April 2009

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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, 1993–2007


Student or school characteristic 1993   1995   1997   1999   2001   2003   2005   2007  
Total  7.3   8.4   7.4   7.7   8.9   9.2   7.9   7.8  
                                 
Sex                                 
Male  9.2   10.9   10.2   9.5   11.5   11.6   9.7   10.2  
Female  5.4   5.8   4.0   5.8   6.5   6.5   6.1   5.4  
                                 
Race/ethnicity1                                 
White  6.3   7.0   6.2   6.6   8.5   7.8   7.2   6.9  
Black  11.2   11.0   9.9   7.6   9.3   10.9   8.1   9.7  
Hispanic  8.6   12.4   9.0   9.8   8.9   9.4   9.8   8.7  
Asian  (2)   (2)   (2)   7.7   11.3   11.5   4.6   7.6 !
American Indian/Alaska Native  11.7   11.4 ! 12.5 ! 13.2 ! 15.2 ! 22.1   9.8   5.9  
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian  (2)   (2)   (2)   15.6   24.8   16.3   14.5 ! 8.1 !
More than one race  (2)   (2)   (2)   9.3   10.3   18.7   10.7   13.3  
                                 
Grade                                 
9th  9.4   9.6   10.1   10.5   12.7   12.1   10.5   9.2  
10th  7.3   9.6   7.9   8.2   9.1   9.2   8.8   8.4  
11th  7.3   7.7   5.9   6.1   6.9   7.3   5.5   6.8  
12th  5.5   6.7   5.8   5.1   5.3   6.3   5.8   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.
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
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.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), various years, 1993–2007.
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