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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
NCES 2013-036
2013


Table 9.1.

Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported that illegal drugs were made available to them on school property during the previous 12 months, by selected student or school characteristics: Various years, 1993–2011


Student or school characteristic 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011
Total 24.0 32.1 31.7 30.2 28.5 28.7 25.4 22.3 22.7 25.6
                     
Sex                    
Male 28.5 38.8 37.4 34.7 34.6 31.9 28.8 25.7 25.9 29.2
Female 19.1 24.8 24.7 25.7 22.7 25.0 21.8 18.7 19.3 21.7
                     
Race/ethnicity1                    
White 24.1 31.7 31.0 28.8 28.3 27.5 23.6 20.8 19.8 22.7
Black 17.5 28.5 25.4 25.3 21.9 23.1 23.9 19.2 22.2 22.8
Hispanic 34.1 40.7 41.1 36.9 34.2 36.5 33.5 29.1 31.2 33.2
Asian 25.7 25.7 22.5 15.9 21.0 18.3 23.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 20.9 22.8 30.1 30.6 34.5 31.3 24.4 25.1 34.0 40.5
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian2 46.9 50.2 34.7 41.3 38.5 27.6 38.9
Two or more races2 36.0 34.5 36.6 31.6 24.6 26.9 33.3
                     
Grade                    
9th 21.8 31.1 31.4 27.6 29.0 29.5 24.0 21.2 22.0 23.7
10th 23.7 35.0 33.4 32.1 29.0 29.2 27.5 25.3 23.7 27.8
11th 27.5 32.8 33.2 31.1 28.7 29.9 24.9 22.8 24.3 27.0
12th 23.0 29.1 29.0 30.5 26.9 24.9 24.9 19.6 20.6 23.8
                     
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 categories of 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, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), various years, 1993–2011.
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