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Table 7.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 reporting availability of crack and other forms of cocaine, LSD, PCP, and heroin at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


  Crack  Other forms of cocaine  LSD or acid PCP or angel dust1  Heroin or smack2
Student or school characteristic Yes   No   Don't
know
drug
    Yes   No   Don't
know
drug
    Yes   No   Don't
know
drug
    Yes   No   Don't
know
drug
    Yes   No   Don't
know
drug
 
Total  11.6   71.3   0.9     10.8   71.5   1.1     7.8   71.7   4.2     5.4   72.5   5.3     5.2   75.9   2.4  
                                                                     
Sex                                                                     
Male  11.3   72.0   0.8     10.5   72.2   0.9     8.6   72.8   3.5     5.5   74.2   4.3     5.1   77.3   2.1  
Female  11.9   70.5   1.0     11.1   75.5   1.2     6.9   70.5   5.0     5.2   70.7   6.5     5.2   74.5   2.8  
                                                                     
Race/ethnicity3                                                                     
White, non-Hispanic  11.9   71.1   0.8     11.5   68.4   0.9     9.1   71.9   2.9     5.8   73.1   4.5     5.4   76.3   1.9  
Black, non-Hispanic  10.0   74.3   0.7 !   8.1   72.6   1.2 !   5.3   73.8   4.6     4.5   74.7   4.9     3.8   78.1   2.7  
Hispanic  12.5   69.0   1.8     12.3   85.0   1.8     6.2   68.8   8.5     5.4   68.8   8.7     6.0   73.3   3.9  
Other, non-Hispanic  8.9   71.7   0.7 !   5.9   81.5   0.7 !   4.7   72.2   4.7     3.3   71.6   5.8     3.1   74.2   2.7  
                                                                     
Grade                                                                     
6th  3.4   84.9   1.7     2.9   84.6   1.8 !   1.4 ! 79.0   8.7     1.1 ! 77.0   11.1     1.3 ! 83.0   5.3  
7th  5.5   81.1   1.1     4.6   63.1   1.1     2.1   78.3   7.2     1.8   77.3   8.6     2.4   82.0   4.1  
8th  6.8   82.7   0.9     4.7   64.1   0.6 !   2.7   83.4   4.2     2.9   82.1   5.1     2.3   85.9   1.8  
9th  13.3   64.0   1.2     13.0   62.4   1.2     8.7   64.9   3.7     7.1   64.9   4.7     6.8   68.4   2.3  
10th  17.9   62.6   0.7 !   16.9   62.0   1.1 !   12.2   67.8   2.7     8.2   69.6   3.1     8.5   71.5   1.3  
11th  16.5   63.2   1.1 !   16.1   75.8   1.2 !   12.8   64.3   2.5     7.2   67.1   3.7     6.6   70.1   1.9  
12th  16.1   62.9       16.4   72.0   0.7 !   14.1   64.4   1.6     8.5   69.7   2.6     7.4   71.7   1.2 !
                                                                     
Household income                                                                     
Less than $7,500  8.3   75.0       8.5 ! 71.2       3.6 ! 72.8   9.5     4.5 ! 75.1   6.3 !   3.2 ! 77.3   3.9 !
$7,500–14,999  13.2   70.8   2.1 !   11.7   72.6   2.0 !   7.1   70.8   5.7     6.7   71.1   6.9     7.5   75.4   2.4 !
$15,000–24,999  10.3   70.8   1.3 !   9.4   69.6   1.4 !   5.5   72.7   5.2     5.0   72.1   6.5     4.3   76.5   2.8  
$25,000–34,999  10.2   72.2   0.9 !   8.3   71.5   1.0 !   6.6   71.9   4.8     4.8   72.7   5.4     3.8   76.0   2.9  
$35,000–49,999  15.5   67.6   0.7 !   13.2   70.9   1.0 !   9.5   70.4   4.3     7.0   70.6   5.0     6.4   74.4   2.5  
$50,000 or more  11.4   71.9   0.7     11.4   71.3   0.7     8.8   72.1   3.0     5.4   73.1   4.8     5.2   76.6   1.8  
                                                                     
Urbanicity4                                                                     
Urban  13.0   70.4   1.1     12.4   73.0   1.0     8.0   70.8   6.0     6.1   72.2   6.4     6.0   75.6   2.9  
Suburban  12.3   71.1   0.8     10.8   72.8   1.1     8.4   71.7   3.8     5.6   72.6   5.1     5.1   76.2   2.3  
Rural  6.9   73.4   1.1 !   8.4   72.1   1.1 !   5.4   72.9   2.6     3.6   72.7   4.1     3.9   75.6   1.9  
                                                                     
Self-report of grades at school5                                                                     
Mostly A's  10.4   73.1   0.8     9.6   72.8   0.8     6.4   72.7   4.2     4.2   73.0   5.7     4.0   77.1   2.3  
Mostly B's  11.2   71.4   1.0     10.4   72.1   1.1     7.6   72.5   4.1     5.2   73.6   5.0     5.2   76.5   2.4  
Mostly C's  14.2   68.6   0.9     13.0   69.6   1.1     9.6   69.8   4.0     6.6   70.5   5.2     6.5   73.5   2.6  
Mostly D's  13.1   70.5       17.1   67.3       13.8   68.5   6.5     12.2   70.9   5.4 !   8.6   76.3   2.4 !
Mostly F's  20.0   67.0       18.9   63.7       13.9 ! 64.2       11.9 ! 66.4       9.3 ! 72.1    
                                                                     
Student report of violent 
victimization at school6 
                                                                   
Yes 25.5   59.3       24.0   57.0       21.5   57.4       13.6   64.0   6.2 !   13.7   68.2    
No 11.4   71.4   0.9     10.6   71.7   1.1     7.6   71.9   4.2     5.3   72.6   5.3     5.0   76.0   2.4  
                                                                     
Student report of theft 
victimization at school 
                                                                   
Yes 17.9   64.9       16.1   65.8       13.5   65.9   4.6     9.6   69.1   5.7     7.9   72.7   3.5 !
No 11.3   71.5   0.9     10.6   71.7   1.1     7.5   71.9   4.2     5.2   72.6   5.3     5.0   76.1   2.4  
                                                                     
Sector                                                                     
Public  12.0   70.2   1.0     11.2   70.4   1.1     8.1   70.6   4.3     5.6   71.5   5.5     5.4   74.9   2.5  
Private  6.9   83.1   0.5 !   6.6   83.7       4.0   83.2   3.5     2.7   83.5   4.2     2.6   87.4   1.3 !
                                                                     
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 An example of PCP provided to the respondents was angel dust.
2 An example of heroin provided to respondents was smack.
3 "Other, non-Hispanic" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Beginning in 2003, students were given the option of identifying themselves as more than one race. Non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2003 (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "other, non-Hispanic" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
4 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
5 Students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
6 Victimization data are taken from the National Crime Victimization Survey Incident Report.
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,684,000 in 2003. Detail may not sum to 100 percent because of "don't know" responses or rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2003.


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