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Table 231.70. 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 and school characteristics: 2007, 2009, and 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic 2007 2009 2011
1 2 3 4
Total 6.7 (0.40) 5.5 (0.47) 4.7   (0.43)
                 
Sex                
Male. 8.4 (0.56) 7.6   (0.72) 5.6   (0.59)
Female 5.0 (0.47) 3.4   (0.44) 3.6   (0.44)
                 
Race/ethnicity1                
White 7.7 (0.55) 6.4   (0.60) 5.3   (0.50)
Black 6.2 (0.98) 3.9   (0.92) 4.1   (0.86)
Hispanic 4.8 (0.79) 4.9   (0.90) 4.1   (0.89)
Asian (†)   (†)   (†)
Other 9.3 (2.30) 5.4 ! (2.40)   (†)
                 
Grade                
6th 2.4 (0.64) 0.8 ! (0.40) 2.0 ! (0.89)
7th 2.6 (0.56) 3.6   (0.84) 3.0   (0.63)
8th 3.2 (0.63) 3.2   (0.63) 2.9   (0.60)
9th 6.8 (0.98) 4.4   (0.80) 4.0   (0.75)
10th 9.2 (1.13) 7.3   (1.02) 5.3   (0.70)
11th 9.9 (1.00) 7.6   (1.16) 6.4   (1.06)
12th 12.3 (1.33) 9.8   (1.44) 8.2   (1.06)
                 
Urbanicity2                
Urban 5.8 (0.67) 4.7   (0.72) 4.1   (0.61)
Suburban 6.4 (0.59) 5.5   (0.57) 4.9   (0.55)
Rural 9.1 (1.04) 7.1   (1.39) 4.9   (0.92)
                 
Control of school                
Public 6.9 (0.44) 5.8   (0.49) 4.8   (0.42)
Private 4.5 (0.88) 2.3 ! (0.83) 3.2 ! (0.98)
†Not applicable.
!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 coefficient of variation (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)."
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007, 2009, and 2011. (This table was prepared September 2013.)
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