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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 and jurisdiction: Various years, 2003–2011


State and jurisdiction 2003   2005   2007   2009 2011  
United States 9.2   7.9   7.8   7.7 7.4  
                   
Alabama 7.2   10.6     10.4 7.6  
Alaska 8.1     7.7   7.3 5.6  
Arizona 9.7   10.7   11.2   9.3 10.4  
Arkansas   9.6   9.1   11.9 6.3  
California        
Colorado   7.6     8.0 6.7  
Connecticut   9.1   7.7   7.0 6.8  
Delaware 7.7   6.2   5.6   7.8 6.4  
District of Columbia 12.7   12.1   11.3   8.7  
Florida 8.4   7.9   8.6   8.2 7.2  
Georgia 8.2   8.3   8.1   8.2 11.7  
Hawaii   6.8   6.4   7.7 6.3  
Idaho 9.4   8.3   10.2   7.9 7.3  
Illinois     7.8   8.8 7.6  
Indiana 6.7   8.8   9.6   6.5 6.8  
Iowa   7.8   7.1   6.3  
Kansas   7.4   8.6   6.2 5.6  
Kentucky 5.2   8.0   8.3   7.9 7.4  
Louisiana       9.5 8.7  
Maine 8.5   7.1   6.8   7.7 6.8  
Maryland   11.7   9.6   9.1 8.4  
Massachusetts 6.3   5.4   5.3   7.0 6.8  
Michigan 9.7   8.6   8.1   9.4 6.8  
Minnesota        
Mississippi 6.6     8.3   8.0 7.5  
Missouri 7.5   9.1   9.3   7.8  
Montana 7.1   8.0   7.0   7.4 7.5  
Nebraska 8.8   9.7     6.4  
Nevada 6.0   8.1   7.8   10.7  
New Hampshire 7.5   8.6   7.3    
New Jersey   8.0     6.6 5.7  
New Mexico   10.4   10.1    
New York 7.2   7.2   7.3   7.5 7.3  
North Carolina 7.2   7.9   6.6   6.8 9.1  
North Dakota 5.9   6.6   5.2    
Ohio 7.7   8.2   8.3    
Oklahoma 7.4   6.0   7.0   5.8 5.7  
Oregon        
Pennsylvania       5.6  
Rhode Island 8.2   8.7   8.3   6.5  
South Carolina   10.1   9.8   8.8 9.2  
South Dakota 6.5   8.1   5.9   6.8 6.1  
Tennessee 8.4   7.4   7.3   7.0 5.8  
Texas   9.3   8.7   7.2 6.8  
Utah 7.3   9.8   11.4   7.7 7.0  
Vermont 7.3   6.3   6.2   6.0 5.5  
Virginia       7.0  
Washington        
West Virginia 8.5   8.0   9.7   9.2 6.6  
Wisconsin 5.5   7.6   5.6   6.7 5.1  
Wyoming 9.7   7.8   8.3   9.4 7.3  
— Not available.
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents. "Weapon" was defined as a gun, knife, or club for survey respondents. National, state, territory, and local Youth Risk Behavior Survey (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, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), various years, 2003–2011, from http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline.
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