Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
NCES 2013-036
2013


Table 9.2.

Percentage of public school students in grades 9–12 who reported that illegal drugs were made available to them on school property during the previous 12 months, by state and jurisdiction: Various years, 2003–2011


State and jurisdiction 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011
United States 28.7 25.4 22.3 22.7 25.6
           
Alabama 26.0 26.2 27.6 20.3
Alaska 28.4 25.1 24.8 23.2
Arizona 28.6 38.7 37.1 34.6 34.6
Arkansas 29.2 28.1 31.4 26.1
California
Colorado 21.2 22.7 17.2
Connecticut 31.5 30.5 28.9 27.8
Delaware 27.9 26.1 22.9 20.9 23.1
District of Columbia 30.2 20.3 25.7 22.6
Florida 25.7 23.2 19.0 21.8 22.9
Georgia 33.3 30.7 32.0 32.9 32.1
Hawaii 32.7 36.2 36.1 31.7
Idaho 19.6 24.8 25.1 22.7 24.4
Illinois 21.2 27.5 27.3
Indiana 28.3 28.9 20.5 25.5 28.3
Iowa 15.5 10.1 11.9
Kansas 16.7 15.0 15.1 24.9
Kentucky 30.4 19.8 27.0 25.6 24.4
Louisiana 22.8 25.1
Maine 32.6 33.5 29.1 21.2 21.7
Maryland 28.9 27.4 29.3 30.4
Massachusetts 31.9 29.9 27.3 26.1 27.1
Michigan 31.3 28.8 29.1 29.5 25.4
Minnesota
Mississippi 22.3 15.6 18.0 15.9
Missouri 21.6 18.2 17.8 17.3
Montana 26.9 25.3 24.9 20.7 25.2
Nebraska 23.3 22.0 20.3
Nevada 34.5 32.6 28.8 35.6
New Hampshire 28.2 26.9 22.5 22.1 23.2
New Jersey 32.6 32.2 27.3
New Mexico 33.5 31.3 30.9 34.5
New York 23.0 23.7 26.6 24
North Carolina 31.9 27.4 28.5 30.2 29.8
North Dakota 21.3 19.6 18.7 19.5 20.8
Ohio 31.1 30.9 26.7 24.3
Oklahoma 22.2 18.4 19.1 16.8 17.2
Oregon
Pennsylvania 16.1
Rhode Island 26.0 24.1 25.3 25.2 22.4
South Carolina 29.1 26.6 27.6 29.3
South Dakota 22.1 20.9 21.1 17.7 16.0
Tennessee 24.3 26.6 21.6 18.8 16.6
Texas 30.7 26.5 25.9 29.4
Utah 24.7 20.6 23.2 19.7 21.4
Vermont 29.4 23.1 22.0 21.1 17.6
Virginia 24.0
Washington
West Virginia 26.5 24.8 28.6 28 17.3
Wisconsin 26.3 21.7 22.7 20.5 20.9
Wyoming 18.1 22.7 24.7 23.7 25.2
— Not available.
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined 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.
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.