Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 228.50. 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: Selected years, 2003 through 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011
1 2 3 4 5 6
United States1  9.2 (0.75) 7.9 (0.35) 7.8 (0.44) 7.7 (0.37) 7.4 (0.31)
                     
Alabama 7.2 (0.91) 10.6 (0.86) (†) 10.4 (1.56) 7.6 (1.20)
Alaska 8.1 (1.01) (†) 7.7 (0.88) 7.3 (0.90) 5.6 (0.70)
Arizona 9.7 (1.10) 10.7 (0.55) 11.2 (0.79) 9.3 (0.92) 10.4 (0.74)
Arkansas (†) 9.6 (1.06) 9.1 (1.03) 11.9 (1.38) 6.3 (0.85)
California (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                     
Colorado (†) 7.6 (0.75) (†) 8.0 (0.74) 6.7 (0.80)
Connecticut (†) 9.1 (0.91) 7.7 (0.59) 7.0 (0.62) 6.8 (0.71)
Delaware 7.7 (0.60) 6.2 (0.63) 5.6 (0.50) 7.8 (0.63) 6.4 (0.62)
District of Columbia 12.7 (1.42) 12.1 (0.78) 11.3 (0.98) (†) 8.7 (0.92)
Florida 8.4 (0.44) 7.9 (0.45) 8.6 (0.57) 8.2 (0.39) 7.2 (0.31)
                     
Georgia 8.2 (0.75) 8.3 (2.08) 8.1 (0.81) 8.2 (0.83) 11.7 (2.08)
Hawaii (†) 6.8 (0.87) 6.4 (1.10) 7.7 (1.03) 6.3 (0.62)
Idaho 9.4 (0.82) 8.3 (0.59) 10.2 (1.07) 7.9 (0.62) 7.3 (0.99)
Illinois (†) (†) 7.8 (0.69) 8.8 (0.86) 7.6 (0.48)
Indiana 6.7 (0.91) 8.8 (0.96) 9.6 (0.68) 6.5 (0.66) 6.8 (1.14)
                     
Iowa (†) 7.8 (1.02) 7.1 (0.86) (†) 6.3 (0.85)
Kansas (†) 7.4 (0.82) 8.6 (1.12) 6.2 (0.62) 5.6 (0.68)
Kentucky 5.2 (0.72) 8.0 (0.75) 8.3 (0.53) 7.9 (1.00) 7.4 (0.98)
Louisiana (†) (†) (†) 9.5 (1.29) 8.7 (1.18)
Maine 8.5 (0.78) 7.1 (0.68) 6.8 (0.84) 7.7 (0.32) 6.8 (0.26)
                     
Maryland (†) 11.7 (1.30) 9.6 (0.86) 9.1 (0.75) 8.4 (0.67)
Massachusetts 6.3 (0.54) 5.4 (0.44) 5.3 (0.47) 7.0 (0.58) 6.8 (0.67)
Michigan 9.7 (0.57) 8.6 (0.81) 8.1 (0.77) 9.4 (0.63) 6.8 (0.50)
Minnesota (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Mississippi 6.6 (0.82) (†) 8.3 (0.59) 8.0 (0.69) 7.5 (0.63)
                     
Missouri 7.5 (0.93) 9.1 (1.19) 9.3 (1.03) 7.8 (0.76) (†)
Montana 7.1 (0.46) 8.0 (0.64) 7.0 (0.51) 7.4 (0.99) 7.5 (0.53)
Nebraska 8.8 (0.80) 9.7 (0.68) (†) (†) 6.4 (0.54)
Nevada 6.0 (0.65) 8.1 (0.96) 7.8 (0.70) 10.7 (0.84) (†)
New Hampshire 7.5 (0.98) 8.6 (0.91) 7.3 (0.69) (†) (†)
                     
New Jersey (†) 8.0 (1.07) (†) 6.6 (0.75) 5.7 (0.51)
New Mexico (†) 10.4 (0.96) 10.1 (0.68) (†) (†)
New York 7.2 (0.44) 7.2 (0.47) 7.3 (0.57) 7.5 (0.55) 7.3 (0.60)
North Carolina 7.2 (0.74) 7.9 (0.92) 6.6 (0.62) 6.8 (0.61) 9.1 (0.95)
North Dakota 5.9 (0.89) 6.6 (0.58) 5.2 (0.59) (†) (†)
                     
Ohio1 7.7 (1.30) 8.2 (0.67) 8.3 (0.77) (†) (†)
Oklahoma 7.4 (1.10) 6.0 (0.65) 7.0 (0.72) 5.8 (0.66) 5.7 (0.88)
Oregon (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Pennsylvania (†) (†) (†) 5.6 (0.73) (†)
Rhode Island 8.2 (0.84) 8.7 (0.87) 8.3 (0.42) 6.5 (0.65) (†)
                     
South Carolina (†) 10.1 (0.93) 9.8 (0.85) 8.8 (1.48) 9.2 (0.92)
South Dakota1 6.5 (0.71) 8.1 (1.04) 5.9 (0.87) 6.8 (0.87) 6.1 (0.77)
Tennessee 8.4 (1.17) 7.4 (0.79) 7.3 (0.76) 7.0 (0.71) 5.8 (0.52)
Texas (†) 9.3 (0.84) 8.7 (0.52) 7.2 (0.52) 6.8 (0.40)
Utah 7.3 (1.44) 9.8 (1.32) 11.4 (1.92) 7.7 (0.88) 7.0 (0.98)
                     
Vermont 7.3 (0.20) 6.3 (0.46) 6.2 (0.56) 6.0 (0.30) 5.5 (0.37)
Virginia (†) (†) (†) (†) 7.0 (0.86)
Washington (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
West Virginia 8.5 (1.26) 8.0 (0.78) 9.7 (0.77) 9.2 (0.77) 6.6 (0.93)
Wisconsin 5.5 (0.70) 7.6 (0.73) 5.6 (0.66) 6.7 (0.75) 5.1 (0.48)
Wyoming 9.7 (1.00) 7.8 (0.67) 8.3 (0.67) 9.4 (0.58) 7.3 (0.58)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Data include both public and private schools.
NOTE: "On school property" was not defined for survey respondents. "Weapon" was defined as a gun, knife, or club for survey respondents. State-level data include public schools only, with the exception of data for Ohio and South Dakota. Data for the United States total, Ohio, and South Dakota include both public and private schools.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2003 through 2011. (This table was prepared September 2013.)

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