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Table 8.  Percentage of students ages 12-18 reporting the presence of students on drugs or alcohol, and whether they were offered drugs at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2005


    Knew for sure that any students were on drugs or alcohol while they were at school   Someone tried to sell or give student an illegal drug other than alcohol or tobacco at school
Student or school characteristic   Yes   No   Yes   No
 
Total   37.7   62.3   8.2   91.8
                 
Sex                
Male   36.7   63.3   9.0   91.0
Female   38.7   61.3   7.4   92.6
                 
Race/ethnicity1                
White, non-Hispanic   40.4   59.6   7.7   92.3
Black, non-Hispanic   35.1   64.9   8.3   91.7
Hispanic   33.0   67.0   10.7   89.3
Other, non-Hispanic   30.4   69.6   6.4   93.6
                 
Grade                
6th   11.4   88.6   1.4   98.6
7th   17.9   82.1   3.3   96.7
8th   25.4   74.6   4.5   95.5
9th   43.3   56.7   8.9   91.1
10th   49.8   50.2   11.9   88.1
11th   53.5   46.5   12.6   87.4
12th   57.1   42.9   13.7   86.3
                 
Household income                
Less than $7,500   30.7   69.3   6.7   93.3
$7,500–14,999   29.4   70.6   10.0   90.0
$15,000–24,999   34.7   65.3   8.7   91.3
$25,000–34,999   34.3   65.7   9.1   90.9
$35,000–49,999   33.9   66.1   7.9   92.1
$50,000 or more   42.3   57.7   8.1   91.9
                 
Urbanicity2                
Urban   37.7   62.3   9.6   90.4
Suburban   37.4   62.6   7.5   92.5
Rural   38.6   61.4   8.4   91.6
                 
Self-report of grades at school3                
Mostly A's   34.9   65.1   5.1   94.9
Mostly B's   37.4   62.6   7.6   92.4
Mostly C's   41.7   58.3   13.3   86.7
Mostly D's   53.9   46.1   15.2   84.8
Mostly F's   41.8   58.2   17.2   82.8
                 
Student report of violent victimization at school4                
Yes   43.1   56.9   11.0 ! 89.0
No   37.6   62.4   8.2   91.8
                 
Student report of theft victimization at school4                 
Yes    55.8   44.2   15.5   84.5
No    37.1   62.9   8.0   92.0
                 
Sector                 
Public    38.9   61.1   8.6   91.4
Private    22.7   77.3   4.1   95.9
 
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
1 "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 2005 (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.
2 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
3 Students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
4 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 25,811,000 in 2005.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2005.


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