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Table 10.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 reporting the presence of students on drugs or alcohol, and whether they were offered drugs at school, by selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
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 36.0   64.0   8.1   91.9  
                 
Sex                
Male 35.2   64.8   9.2   90.8  
Female 36.9   63.1   6.8   93.2  
                 
Race/ethnicity                
White, not Hispanic or Latino 38.0   62.0   7.8   92.2  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 34.0   66.0   9.2   90.8  
Hispanic or Latino 33.8   66.2   9.3   90.7  
All other races, not Hispanic or Latino1 29.3   70.7   4.8   95.2  
                 
Grade                
6th 11.2   88.8   2.7   97.3  
7th 18.3   81.7   3.5   96.5  
8th 25.3   74.7   5.4   94.6  
9th 40.5   59.5   8.6   91.4  
10th 49.7   50.3   13.4   86.6  
11th 48.4   51.6   11.1   88.9  
12th 52.3   47.7   10.1   89.9  
                 
Household income                
Less than $7,500 25.7   74.3     96.7  
$7,500-14,999 34.0   66.0   12.1   87.9  
$15,000-24,999 31.5   68.5   7.8   92.2  
$25,000-34,999 38.3   61.7   9.1   90.9  
$35,000-49,999 35.1   64.9   9.4   90.6  
$50,000 or more 37.8   62.2   7.4   92.6  
                 
Urbanicity2                
Urban 35.4   64.6   8.3   91.7  
Suburban 35.5   64.5   8.4   91.6  
Rural 38.5   61.5   6.7   93.3  
          
Self-report of grades at school3                
Mostly A's 30.9   69.1   4.4   95.6  
Mostly B's 36.7   63.3   8.4   91.6  
Mostly C's 42.4   57.6   12.6   87.4  
Mostly D's 52.8   47.2   19.8   80.2  
Mostly F's 64.0   36.0   22.1 ! 77.9  
                 
Student report of violent victimization at school4
Yes 57.5   42.5   18.7   81.3  
No 35.7   64.3   7.9   92.1  
                 
Student report of theft victimization at school4
Yes 48.4   51.6   18.4   81.6  
No 35.6   64.4   7.7   92.3  
                 
Sector                
Public 37.5   62.5   8.6   91.4  
Private 20.7   79.3   2.3 ! 97.7  
! 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 "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.
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 Rates for 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 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. 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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