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


Table 9.1.

Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported that drugs were made available to them on school property 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 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 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 Hawaiian2 46.9 50.2 34.7 41.3 38.5 27.6
Two or more races2 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
                   
Urbanicity3                  
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.
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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