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


Table 14.2.

Percentage of students in grades 912 who reported carrying a weapon during the previous 30 days, by location, number of days, and selected student characteristics: 2009


  Anywhere     On school property
Student characteristic 0 days   1 day   2 to 5 days   6 or more days     0 days   1 day   2 to 5 days   6 or more days
                                 
Total 82.5   3.5   5.8   8.2     94.4   1.7   1.5   2.4
                                 
Sex                                
Male 72.9   5.2   8.6   13.3     92.0   2.4   2.1   3.5
Female 92.9   1.7   2.8   2.6     97.1   0.9   0.9   1.1
                                 
Race/ethnicity1                                
White 81.4   3.4   5.8   9.4     94.4   1.6   1.4   2.6
Black 85.6   2.8   4.7   7.0     94.7   1.7   1.3   2.3
Hispanic 82.8   4.6   6.6   6.0     94.2   2.0   2.1   1.7
Asian 91.6   1.9   3.2   3.2     96.4     1.1 ! 1.6
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
79.3     5.6 ! 13.4     95.8      
Pacific Islander/
   Native Hawaiian
79.7   4.5 ! 6.9   8.8     90.2     4.2 ! 2.5
Two or more races 82.1   4.0   7.4   6.5     94.2   2.0 ! 1.2 ! 2.7
                                 
Grade                                
9th 82.0   4.0   6.7   7.4     95.1   1.9   1.3   1.7
10th 81.6   3.8   5.8   8.8     93.9   2.1   1.8   2.3
11th 83.8   3.5   5.4   7.3     94.8   1.4   1.3   2.5
12th 83.4   2.6   4.7   9.3     94.0   1.2   1.6   3.2
! 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” was not used in the YRBS questionnaire; students were simply asked on how many days they carried a weapon during the past 30 days. 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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