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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010
NCES 2011-002
November 2010


Table 4.1.

Percentage of students in grades 912 who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property at least one time during the previous 12 months, by selected student and school characteristics: Various years, 19932009


Student or school characteristic 1993   1995   1997   1999   2001   2003   2005   2007   2009  
                                     
Total 7.3   8.4   7.4   7.7   8.9   9.2   7.9   7.8   7.7  
                                     
Sex                                    
Male 9.2   10.9   10.2   9.5   11.5   11.6   9.7   10.2   9.6  
Female 5.4   5.8   4.0   5.8   6.5   6.5   6.1   5.4   5.5  
                                     
Race/ethnicity1                                    
White 6.3   7.0   6.2   6.6   8.5   7.8   7.2   6.9   6.4  
Black 11.2   11.0   9.9   7.6   9.3   10.9   8.1   9.7   9.4  
Hispanic 8.6   12.4   9.0   9.8   8.9   9.4   9.8   8.7   9.1  
Asian (2)   (2)   (2)   7.7   11.3   11.5   4.6   7.6 ! 5.5  
American Indian/Alaska Native 11.7   11.4 ! 12.5 ! 13.2 ! 15.2 ! 22.1   9.8   5.9   16.5  
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (2)   (2)   (2)   15.6   24.8   16.3   14.5 ! 8.1 ! 12.5  
Two or more races (2)   (2)   (2)   9.3   10.3   18.7   10.7   13.3   9.2  
                                     
Grade                                    
9th 9.4   9.6   10.1   10.5   12.7   12.1   10.5   9.2   8.7  
10th 7.3   9.6   7.9   8.2   9.1   9.2   8.8   8.4   8.4  
11th 7.3   7.7   5.9   6.1   6.9   7.3   5.5   6.8   7.9  
12th 5.5   6.7   5.8   5.1   5.3   6.3   5.8   6.3   5.2  
                                     
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 two or more races.
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, 1993–2009.
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