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

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Table 4.3.

Percentage of public school 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 state: Various years, 2003–2009


State 2003   2005   2007   2009
Public school students              
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. National, state, territory, and local YRBS data come from separate scientific samples of schools and students. With the exception of Ohio and South Dakota, state representative samples are drawn from public schools only for the state level data. U.S. total, Ohio and South Dakota include public and private schools.
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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