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Table 7.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 reporting availability of alcohol at school, by selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
Alcoholic beverages available at school  
Student or school characteristic Yes   No   Don't know drug1  
Total 18.1   71.1   0.1 !
             
Sex            
Male 18.8   70.5   0.1 !
Female 17.4   71.9    
             
Race/ethnicity            
White, not Hispanic or Latino 19.7   70.3    
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 15.4   71.8    
Hispanic or Latino 16.4   72.7    
All other races, not Hispanic or Latino2 15.0   73.3    
             
Grade            
6th 4.0   88.3   #  
7th 7.8   81.8   0.4 !
8th 8.9   81.7    
9th 21.1   64.8   #  
10th 26.5   62.3    
11th 26.3   63.2   #  
12th 28.7   60.9   #  
             
Household income            
Less than $7,500 7.6 ! 81.9   #  
$7,500-14,999 19.9   70.2   #  
$15,000-24,999 12.5   78.2   #  
$25,000-34,999 16.6   72.3    
$35,000-49,999 15.6   71.6    
$50,000 or more 20.2   69.8    
             
Urbanicity3            
Urban 17.9   70.0    
Suburban 18.6   70.7    
Rural 16.9   74.1    
             
Self-reports of grades at school4            
Mostly A's 15.5   74.5    
Mostly B's 18.6   70.2   0.2 !
Mostly C's 20.9   67.6    
Mostly D's 28.0   64.0   #  
Mostly F's 24.4   68.5   #  
             
Student report of violent victimization at school5
Yes  26.3   63.4   #  
No  18.0   71.3   0.1 !
             
Student report of theft victimization at school5
Yes 28.2   61.3   #  
No 17.8   71.5   0.1 !
             
Sector            
Public 18.9   69.8   0.1 !
Private 10.0   85.7   #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 "Don't know drug" indicates the student did not know whether a drug was available at school because they were unable to identify the drug in question.
2 "All other races, not Hispanic or Latino" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives) and respondents of two or more races. For this report, not Hispanic or Latino students who identified themselves as being of two or more races (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "all other races, not Hispanic or Latino" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino origin were classified as "Hispanic or Latino," regardless of their race.
3 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
4 Rates for students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
5 Victimization data are taken from the Incident Report of the National Crime Victimization Survey and appended to the School Crime Supplement (SCS) data file. Readers should note the reference period for the victimization data is "the last 6 months" while the reference period for the SCS is "the last school year."
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Details may not sum to 100 percent because respondent-volunteered “don’t know” responses are included in the base for the percentages listed but not shown separately. Students who responded "don't know" were able to identify the drug in question, but did not know if the drug was available at their school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,967,000 in 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2007.


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