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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011
NCES 2012-002
February 2012


Table 4.2.

Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property at least one time during the previous 12 months, by selected student or school characteristics: Various years, 1993–2009


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  
Asian2       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 Hawaiian2       15.6   24.8   16.3   14.5 ! 8.1 ! 12.5  
Two or more races2       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  
                                     
Urbanicity3                                    
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. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
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.
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent’s household as defined in 2000 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)."
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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