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


Table 4.2.

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 state: Various years, 20032009


State 2003   2005   2007   2009
               
United States 9.2   7.9   7.8   7.7
               
Alabama 7.2   10.6     10.4
Alaska 8.1     7.7   7.3
Arizona 9.7   10.7   11.2   9.3
Arkansas   9.6   9.1   11.9
California      
Colorado   7.6     8.0
Connecticut   9.1   7.7   7.0
Delaware 7.7   6.2   5.6   7.8
District of Columbia 12.7   12.1   11.3  
Florida 8.4   7.9   8.6   8.2
Georgia 8.2   8.3   8.1   8.2
Hawaii   6.8   6.4   7.7
Idaho 9.4   8.3   10.2   7.9
Illinois     7.8   8.8
Indiana 6.7   8.8   9.6   6.5
Iowa   7.8   7.1  
Kansas   7.4   8.6   6.2
Kentucky 5.2   8.0   8.3   7.9
Louisiana       9.5
Maine 8.5   7.1   6.8   7.7
Maryland   11.7   9.6   9.1
Massachusetts 6.3   5.4   5.3   7.0
Michigan 9.7   8.6   8.1   9.4
Minnesota      
Mississippi 6.6     8.3   8.0
Missouri 7.5   9.1   9.3   7.8
Montana 7.1   8.0   7.0   7.4
Nebraska 8.8   9.7    
Nevada 6.0   8.1   7.8   10.7
New Hampshire 7.5   8.6   7.3  
New Jersey   8.0     6.6
New Mexico   10.4   10.1  
New York 7.2   7.2   7.3   7.5
North Carolina 7.2   7.9   6.6   6.8
North Dakota 5.9   6.6   5.2  
Ohio 7.7   8.2   8.3  
Oklahoma 7.4   6.0   7.0   5.8
Oregon      
Pennsylvania       5.6
Rhode Island 8.2   8.7   8.3   6.5
South Carolina   10.1   9.8   8.8
South Dakota 6.5   8.1   5.9   6.8
Tennessee 8.4   7.4   7.3   7.0
Texas   9.3   8.7   7.2
Utah 7.3   9.8   11.4   7.7
Vermont 7.3   6.3   6.2   6.0
Virginia      
Washington      
West Virginia 8.5   8.0   9.7   9.2
Wisconsin 5.5   7.6   5.6   6.7
Wyoming 9.7   7.8   8.3   9.4
— 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.
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Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), previously unpublished tabulation, various years, 2003–2009
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