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


Table 13.2.

Percentage of students in grades 912 who reported having been in a physical fight during the previous 12 months, by location, number of times, and selected student characteristics: 2009


  Anywhere     On school property  
Student characteristic 0 times 1 to 3 times 4 to 11 times   12 or more times     0 times 1 to 3 times 4 to 11 times   12 or more times  
                           
Total 68.5 24.0 5.0   2.6     88.9 9.6 0.9   0.6  
                           
Sex                          
Male 60.7 28.4 6.9   4.0     84.9 12.8 1.2   1.0  
Female 77.1 19.1 2.8   1.0     93.3 6.0 0.5   0.2  
                           
Race/ethnicity1                          
White 72.2 22.0 3.8   1.9     91.4 7.7 0.5   0.4  
Black 58.9 29.9 7.5   3.7     82.6 14.9 1.4   1.0 !
Hispanic 63.8 26.5 6.8   3.0     86.5 11.4 1.3   0.8  
Asian 81.1 13.8 2.2   2.9     92.3 5.6 0.8 ! 1.2 !
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
57.6 23.3 9.6   9.6     79.3 18.9    
Pacific Islander/
   Native Hawaiian
67.4 17.7 6.8 ! 8.0 !   85.2 9.4 3.7 !  
Two or more races 65.8 25.9 5.2   3.0     87.6 10.5 1.2 ! 0.7 !
                           
Grade                          
9th 63.0 27.9 5.7   3.5     85.1 13.1 1.1   0.7  
10th 66.5 25.3 5.5   2.6     87.9 10.6 1.0   0.5  
11th 71.4 22.0 4.4   2.2     90.5 8.0 0.9   0.6 !
12th 75.1 19.3 4.0   1.7     93.4 5.5 0.5   0.6 !
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
NOTE: “On school property” was not defined for survey respondents. The term “anywhere” is not used in the YRBS questionnaire; students are simply asked how many times in the last 12 months they had been in a physical fight. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2009.
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