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


Table 9.2.

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 state: Various years, 2003–2009


State 2003 2005 2007 2009
Public school students        
United States 28.7 25.4 22.3 22.7
         
Alabama 26.0 26.2 27.6
Alaska 28.4 25.1 24.8
Arizona 28.6 38.7 37.1 34.6
Arkansas 29.2 28.1 31.4
California
Colorado 21.2 22.7
Connecticut 31.5 30.5 28.9
Delaware 27.9 26.1 22.9 20.9
District of Columbia 30.2 20.3 25.7
Florida 25.7 23.2 19.0 21.8
Georgia 33.3 30.7 32.0 32.9
Hawaii 32.7 36.2 36.1
Idaho 19.6 24.8 25.1 22.7
Illinois 21.2 27.5
Indiana 28.3 28.9 20.5 25.5
Iowa 15.5 10.1
Kansas 16.7 15.0 15.1
Kentucky 30.4 19.8 27.0 25.6
Louisiana 22.8
Maine 32.6 33.5 29.1 21.2
Maryland 28.9 27.4 29.3
Massachusetts 31.9 29.9 27.3 26.1
Michigan 31.3 28.8 29.1 29.5
Minnesota
Mississippi 22.3 15.6 18.0
Missouri 21.6 18.2 17.8 17.3
Montana 26.9 25.3 24.9 20.7
Nebraska 23.3 22.0
Nevada 34.5 32.6 28.8 35.6
New Hampshire 28.2 26.9 22.5 22.1
New Jersey 32.6 32.2
New Mexico 33.5 31.3 30.9
New York 23.0 23.7 26.6 24
North Carolina 31.9 27.4 28.5 30.2
North Dakota 21.3 19.6 18.7 19.5
Ohio 31.1 30.9 26.7
Oklahoma 22.2 18.4 19.1 16.8
Oregon
Pennsylvania 16.1
Rhode Island 26.0 24.1 25.3 25.2
South Carolina 29.1 26.6 27.6
South Dakota 22.1 20.9 21.1 17.7
Tennessee 24.3 26.6 21.6 18.8
Texas 30.7 26.5 25.9
Utah 24.7 20.6 23.2 19.7
Vermont 29.4 23.1 22.0 21.1
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia 26.5 24.8 28.6 28
Wisconsin 26.3 21.7 22.7 20.5
Wyoming 18.1 22.7 24.7 23.7
— 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Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), previously unpublished tabulation, various years, 2003–2009.
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