Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 22a.

Percentage of high school students who reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, carried a weapon to school, or engaged in a physical fight on school property, by race/ethnicity: 2005

Race/ethnicity Were threatened
or injured
with a weapon1
a weapon2
Engaged in
a physical fight1
Total 7.9 6.5 13.6
White 7.2 6.1 11.6
Black 8.1 5.1 16.9
Hispanic 9.8 8.2 18.3
Asian 4.6! 2.8! 5.9!
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 14.5! 15.4! 24.5!
American Indian/Alaska Native 9.8! 7.2! 22.0
More than one race 10.7! 11.9! 15.8
! Interpret with caution.
1 In the past 12 months.
2 On one or more of the past 30 days.
NOTE: High school students are defined as students enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2006 (NCES 2007-003), tables 4.1, 13.1, and 14.1, data from U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005.