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


Table 13.2.

Percentage of students in grades 9–12 who reported having been in a physical fight during the previous 12 months, by location, number of times, and selected student characteristics: 2011


Student characteristic Anywhere     On school property
0 times 1 to 3 times 4 to 11 times   12 or more times     0 times 1 to 3 times 4 to 11 times   12 or more times  
                           
Total 67.2 24.3 5.6   2.9     88.0 10.1 1.2   0.7  
                           
Sex                          
Male 59.3 28.8 7.4   4.5     84.0 13.0 1.9   1.1  
Female 75.6 19.6 3.6   1.2     92.2 7.1 0.5   0.2  
                           
Race/ethnicity1                          
White 70.6 22.8 4.3   2.2     90.1 8.5 1.0   0.4  
Black 60.9 27.0 8.8   3.2     83.6 13.6 2.0   0.8  
Hispanic 63.2 26.4 6.7   3.8     85.6 12.0 1.3   1.1  
Asian 81.6 13.0 2.7 ! 2.6     93.8 4.2 1.2 !  
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
57.6 28.2 10.6   3.5     88.0 10.3    
Pacific Islander/
   Native Hawaiian
57.0 24.6 14.0   4.4 !   79.1 16.7    
Two or more races 55.0 33.1 5.5   6.4     83.4 13.9 1.2 !  
                           
Grade                          
9th 62.3 27.1 7.1   3.5     83.8 13.6 1.8   0.8  
10th 64.7 26.6 5.8   2.9     87.2 10.9 1.3   0.5  
11th 70.3 22.1 4.7   2.9     90.8 7.9 0.6   0.7  
12th 73.1 20.7 4.4   1.8     91.2 7.4 1.0   0.4 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the CV is 50 percent or greater.
1 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
NOTE: The term "anywhere" is not used in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) questionnaire; students are simply asked how many times in the last 12 months they had been in a physical fight. In the question that asks students about physical fights at school, "on school property" was not defined for survey respondents. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2011.
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