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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

Table 22a.

Percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, carried a weapon to school, engaged in a physical fight on school property, or reported that drugs were made available to them on school property, by race/ethnicity: 2007

Race/ethnicity Were threatened or injured with a weapon1   Carried a weapon2   Engaged in a physical fight1   Drugs were available on school property1
Total 7.8   5.9   12.4   22.3
White 6.9   5.3   10.2   20.8
Black 9.7   6.0   17.6   19.2
Hispanic 8.7   7.3   15.5   29.1
Asian 7.6 ! 4.1   8.5   21.0
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 8.1 ! 9.5 ! 9.6 ! 38.5
American Indian/Alaska Native 5.9   7.7   15.0   25.1
Two or more races 13.3   5.0   19.6   24.6
! Interpret with caution.
1 In the past 12 months.
2 On one or more of the past 30 days.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2007.
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