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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 2009

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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, 2005, and 2007


State 2003 2005 2007   State 2003 2005 2007
United States  9.2 7.9 7.8          
                 
Alabama  7.2 10.6   Montana  7.1 8.0 7.0
Alaska  8.1 7.7   Nebraska  8.8 9.7
Arizona  9.7 10.7 11.2   Nevada  6.0 8.1 7.8
Arkansas  9.6 9.1   New Hampshire  7.5 8.6 7.3
California    New Jersey  8.0
Colorado  7.6   New Mexico  10.4 10.1
Connecticut  9.1 7.7   New York  7.2 7.2 7.3
Delaware  7.7 6.2 5.6   North Carolina  7.2 7.9 6.6
District of Columbia  12.7 12.1 11.3   North Dakota  5.9 6.6 5.2
Florida  8.4 7.9 8.6   Ohio  7.7 8.2 8.3
Georgia  8.2 8.3 8.1   Oklahoma  7.4 6.0 7.0
Hawaii  6.8 6.4   Oregon 
Idaho  9.4 8.3 10.2   Pennsylvania 
Illinois  7.8   Rhode Island  8.2 8.7 8.3
Indiana  6.7 8.8 9.6   South Carolina  10.1 9.8
Iowa  7.8 7.1   South Dakota  6.5 8.1 5.9
Kansas  7.4 8.6   Tennessee  8.4 7.4 7.3
Kentucky  5.2 8.0 8.3   Texas  9.3 8.7
Louisiana    Utah  7.3 9.8 11.4
Maine  8.5 7.1 6.8   Vermont  7.3 6.3 6.2
Maryland  11.7 9.6   Virginia 
Massachusetts  6.3 5.4 5.3   Washington 
Michigan  9.7 8.6 8.1   West Virginia  8.5 8.0 9.7
Minnesota    Wisconsin  5.5 7.6 5.6
Mississippi  6.6 8.3   Wyoming  9.7 7.8 8.3
Missouri  7.5 9.1 9.3          
— 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. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
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Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), previously unpublished tabulation, 2003, 2005, and 2007.
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