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


Table 14.4.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported having access to a loaded gun, without adult permission, at school or away from school during the school year, by selected student or school characteristics: 2007, 2009, and 2011


Student or school characteristic 2007   2009   2011  
Total 6.7   5.5   4.7  
Sex            
Male 8.4   7.6   5.6  
Female 5.0   3.4   3.6  
Race/ethnicity1            
White 7.7   6.4   5.3  
Black 6.2   3.9   4.1  
Hispanic 4.8   4.9   4.1  
Asian      
Other 9.3   5.4 !  
Grade            
6th 2.4   0.8 ! 2.0 !
7th 2.6   3.6   3.0  
8th 3.2   3.2   2.9  
9th 6.8   4.4   4.0  
10th 9.2   7.3   5.3  
11th 9.9   7.6   6.4  
12th 12.3   9.8   8.2  
Urbanicity2            
Urban 5.8   4.7   4.1  
Suburban 6.4   5.5   4.9  
Rural 9.1   7.1   4.9  
Sector            
Public 6.9   5.8   4.8  
Private 4.5   2.3 ! 3.2 !
! 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.
2 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: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007, 2009, and 2011.
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