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

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Table 9.1.

Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported that drugs were made available to them 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  24.0 32.1 31.7 30.2 28.5 28.7 25.4 22.3
                 
Sex                 
Male  28.5 38.8 37.4 34.7 34.6 31.9 28.8 25.7
Female  19.1 24.8 24.7 25.7 22.7 25.0 21.8 18.7
                 
Race/ethnicity1                 
White  24.1 31.7 31.0 28.8 28.3 27.5 23.6 20.8
Black  17.5 28.5 25.4 25.3 21.9 23.1 23.9 19.2
Hispanic  34.1 40.7 41.1 36.9 34.2 36.5 33.5 29.1
Asian  (2) (2) (2) 25.7 25.7 22.5 15.9 21.0
American Indian/Alaska Native  20.9 22.8 30.1 30.6 34.5 31.3 24.4 25.1
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian  (2) (2) (2) 46.9 50.2 34.7 41.3 38.5
More than one race  (2) (2) (2) 36.0 34.5 36.6 31.6 24.6
                 
Grade                 
9th  21.8 31.1 31.4 27.6 29.0 29.5 24.0 21.2
10th  23.7 35.0 33.4 32.1 29.0 29.2 27.5 25.3
11th  27.5 32.8 33.2 31.1 28.7 29.9 24.9 22.8
12th  23.0 29.1 29.0 30.5 26.9 24.9 24.9 19.6
                 
Urbanicity                 
Urban  31.2 30.3 32.0 31.1
Suburban  34.2 29.7 26.6 28.4
Rural  22.7 32.1 28.2 26.2
— Not available.
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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