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


Table 9.1.

Percentage of students in grades 912 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, 19932009


Student or school characteristic 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009
                   
Total 24.0 32.1 31.7 30.2 28.5 28.7 25.4 22.3 22.7
                   
Sex                  
Male 28.5 38.8 37.4 34.7 34.6 31.9 28.8 25.7 25.9
Female 19.1 24.8 24.7 25.7 22.7 25.0 21.8 18.7 19.3
                   
Race/ethnicity1                  
White 24.1 31.7 31.0 28.8 28.3 27.5 23.6 20.8 19.8
Black 17.5 28.5 25.4 25.3 21.9 23.1 23.9 19.2 22.2
Hispanic 34.1 40.7 41.1 36.9 34.2 36.5 33.5 29.1 31.2
Asian (2) (2) (2) 25.7 25.7 22.5 15.9 21.0 18.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 20.9 22.8 30.1 30.6 34.5 31.3 24.4 25.1 34.0
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (2) (2) (2) 46.9 50.2 34.7 41.3 38.5 27.6
Two or more races (2) (2) (2) 36.0 34.5 36.6 31.6 24.6 26.9
                   
Grade                  
9th 21.8 31.1 31.4 27.6 29.0 29.5 24.0 21.2 22.0
10th 23.7 35.0 33.4 32.1 29.0 29.2 27.5 25.3 23.7
11th 27.5 32.8 33.2 31.1 28.7 29.9 24.9 22.8 24.3
12th 23.0 29.1 29.0 30.5 26.9 24.9 24.9 19.6 20.6
                   
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 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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