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Table 162. Percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who reported experience with drugs and violence on school property, by race/ethnicity, grade, and sex: Selected years, 1997 through 2007
Type of violence or drug-related behavior 1997 total 1999 total 2003 total 2005 total 2007
Total Race/ethnicity Grade
White Black Hispanic 9th 10th 11th 12th
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Felt too unsafe to go to school1 4.0 (0.6) 5.2 (1.3) 5.4 (0.41) 6.0 (0.61) 5.5 (0.39) 4.0 (0.43) 6.5 (0.64) 9.6 (1.00) 6.5 (0.64) 5.4 (0.42) 4.7 (0.61) 4.8 (0.58)
Male 4.1 (0.8) 4.8 (1.6) 5.5 (0.51) 5.7 (0.56) 5.4 (0.44) 3.7 (0.44) 6.8 (1.07) 9.6 (1.09) 5.8 (0.66) 4.8 (0.58) 5.5 (0.93) 5.3 (0.72)
Female 3.9 (0.7) 5.7 (1.5) 5.3 (0.51) 6.3 (0.77) 5.6 (0.53) 4.2 (0.66) 6.3 (0.82) 9.7 (1.24) 7.4 (0.96) 6.0 (0.68) 3.9 (0.61) 4.3 (0.71)
                                                 
Carried a weapon on school property1,2 8.5 (1.5) 6.9 (1.2) 6.1 (0.56) 6.5 (0.46) 5.9 (0.37) 5.3 (0.56) 6.0 (0.46) 7.3 (0.82) 6.0 (0.59) 5.8 (0.61) 5.5 (0.68) 6.0 (0.58)
Male 12.5 (2.9) 11.0 (2.1) 8.9 (0.77) 10.2 (0.82) 9.0 (0.65) 8.5 (0.97) 8.4 (0.64) 10.4 (1.18) 8.7 (0.95) 8.8 (1.04) 8.6 (1.25) 9.8 (1.14)
Female 3.7 (0.7) 2.8 (0.7) 3.1 (0.51) 2.6 (0.31) 2.7 (0.33) 2.1 (0.37) 3.5 (0.55) 4.1 (0.72) 3.1 (0.61) 2.6 (0.71) 2.4 (0.36) 2.3 (0.50)
                                                 
Threatened or injured with a weapon on school property3 7.4 (0.9) 7.7 (0.8) 9.2 (0.77) 7.9 (0.36) 7.8 (0.44) 6.9 (0.52) 9.7 (0.87) 8.7 (0.60) 9.2 (0.69) 8.4 (0.51) 6.8 (0.57) 6.3 (0.64)
Male 10.2 (1.4) 9.5 (1.6) 11.6 (0.97) 9.7 (0.41) 10.2 (0.59) 9.2 (0.72) 11.2 (1.34) 12.0 (0.89) 11.4 (0.88) 10.4 (0.73) 10.5 (1.06) 8.1 (1.01)
Female 4.0 (0.6) 5.8 (1.2) 6.5 (0.61) 6.1 (0.41) 5.4 (0.41) 4.6 (0.52) 8.1 (0.86) 5.4 (0.69) 6.8 (0.80) 6.3 (0.71) 3.2 (0.45) 4.5 (0.75)
                                                 
Engaged in a physical fight on school property3 14.8 (1.3) 14.2 (1.3) 12.8 (0.77) 13.6 (0.56) 12.4 (0.48) 10.2 (0.57) 17.6 (1.10) 15.5 (0.81) 17.0 (0.67) 11.7 (0.86) 11.0 (0.73) 8.6 (0.62)
Male 20.0 (2.0) 18.5 (1.4) 17.1 (0.92) 18.2 (0.92) 16.3 (0.60) 14.5 (0.76) 20.0 (1.66) 18.5 (1.22) 22.3 (1.25) 15.0 (1.06) 14.8 (1.13) 11.1 (0.77)
Female 8.6 (1.5) 9.8 (1.9) 8.0 (0.71) 8.8 (0.51) 8.5 (0.62) 5.9 (0.64) 15.2 (1.10) 12.4 (1.29) 11.4 (1.02) 8.3 (1.08) 7.3 (0.96) 6.2 (0.76)
                                                 
Property stolen or deliberately damaged on school property3 32.9 (2.6) (†) 29.8 (0.71) 29.8 (0.77) 27.1 (0.69) 25.9 (0.81) 29.2 (1.25) 29.0 (1.34) 30.6 (1.36) 27.6 (1.19) 25.9 (0.97) 22.9 (1.29)
Male 36.1 (2.6) (†) 33.1 (0.87) 31.4 (0.82) 30.4 (0.99) 29.3 (1.08) 32.8 (1.74) 32.0 (1.79) 32.2 (1.70) 29.3 (1.70) 32.1 (1.37) 27.2 (1.86)
Female 29.0 (3.7) (†) 26.2 (0.82) 28.0 (1.07) 23.7 (0.73) 22.6 (0.94) 25.6 (1.75) 26.0 (1.70) 28.8 (1.63) 25.8 (1.30) 19.7 (1.14) 18.8 (1.19)
                                                 
Cigarette use on school property1 14.6 (1.5) 14.0 (1.9) 8.0 (0.71) 6.8 (0.41) 5.7 (0.50) 6.4 (0.70) 3.4 (0.52) 4.9 (0.52) 4.2 (0.60) 5.4 (0.57) 5.9 (0.83) 7.4 (0.89)
Male 15.9 (1.7) 14.8 (2.0) 8.2 (0.66) 7.4 (0.41) 6.5 (0.53) 7.1 (0.72) 5.1 (0.92) 5.6 (0.66) 4.7 (0.88) 5.8 (0.85) 7.2 (0.99) 8.9 (0.97)
Female 13.0 (2.2) 13.2 (2.0) 7.6 (0.92) 6.2 (0.61) 4.8 (0.56) 5.6 (0.77) 1.7 (0.39) 4.2 (0.88) 3.7 (0.71) 5.0 (0.90) 4.7 (0.92) 5.9 (1.09)
                                                 
Smokeless tobacco use on school property4 5.1 (1.4) 4.2 (1.8) 5.9 (1.53) 5.0 (0.61) 4.9 (0.71) 6.2 (0.94) 0.9 (0.22) 3.2 (0.56) 4.0 (0.90) 5.9 (0.86) 4.2 (0.74) 5.5 (0.93)
Male 9.0 (2.5) 8.1 (3.5) 8.5 (1.48) 9.2 (1.12) 8.9 (1.31) 11.3 (1.70) 1.5 (0.41) 4.9 (1.02) 6.9 (1.68) 10.4 (1.55) 7.9 (1.40) 10.2 (1.60)
Female 0.4 (0.2) 0.3 (0.2) 3.3 (1.68) 0.8 (0.15) 1.0 (0.20) 1.0 (0.26) 0.2 (0.16) 1.5 (0.40) 0.9 (0.31) 1.3 (0.44) 0.6 (0.21) 1.0 (0.54)
                                                 
Alcohol use on school property1 5.6 (0.7) 4.9 (0.7) 5.2 (0.46) 4.3 (0.31) 4.1 (0.32) 3.2 (0.35) 3.4 (0.63) 7.5 (0.86) 3.4 (0.43) 4.1 (0.50) 4.2 (0.54) 4.9 (0.55)
Male 7.2 (1.3) 6.1 (1.1) 6.0 (0.61) 5.3 (0.41) 4.6 (0.35) 3.8 (0.47) 3.7 (0.70) 7.8 (0.93) 3.4 (0.45) 4.6 (0.68) 4.5 (0.64) 6.3 (0.73)
Female 3.6 (0.7) 3.6 (0.7) 4.2 (0.41) 3.3 (0.31) 3.6 (0.37) 2.6 (0.33) 3.2 (0.78) 7.1 (1.16) 3.4 (0.64) 3.6 (0.62) 3.9 (0.64) 3.4 (0.59)
                                                 
Marijuana use on school property1 7.0 (1.0) 7.2 (1.4) 5.8 (0.66) 4.5 (0.31) 4.5 (0.46) 4.0 (0.61) 5.0 (0.73) 5.4 (0.80) 4.0 (0.52) 4.8 (0.60) 4.0 (0.68) 5.1 (0.73)
Male 9.0 (1.3) 10.1 (2.6) 7.6 (0.87) 6.0 (0.46) 5.9 (0.61) 5.2 (0.87) 7.4 (1.07) 6.9 (1.22) 5.2 (0.74) 6.5 (0.87) 5.3 (1.02) 6.6 (1.04)
Female 4.6 (1.1) 4.4 (0.8) 3.7 (0.46) 3.0 (0.31) 3.0 (0.39) 2.7 (0.43) 2.6 (0.66) 3.9 (0.71) 2.7 (0.65) 3.1 (0.62) 2.7 (0.54) 3.7 (0.72)
                                                 
Offered, sold, or given an illegal drug on school property3 31.7 (1.8) 30.2 (2.4) 28.7 (1.94) 25.4 (1.07) 22.3 (1.04) 20.7 (1.23) 19.3 (1.36) 29.1 (1.94) 21.2 (1.24) 25.3 (1.29) 22.7 (1.41) 19.6 (1.26)
Male 37.4 (2.3) 34.7 (3.3) 31.9 (2.09) 28.8 (1.22) 25.7 (1.15) 24.0 (1.48) 25.1 (1.86) 30.9 (2.08) 25.0 (1.67) 29.5 (1.51) 25.7 (1.42) 22.4 (2.03)
Female 24.7 (2.4) 25.7 (2.4) 25.0 (1.94) 21.8 (1.02) 18.7 (1.16) 17.4 (1.37) 13.4 (1.52) 27.2 (2.32) 17.2 (1.52) 21.0 (1.73) 19.8 (2.12) 16.8 (1.24)
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 One or more times during the 30 days preceding the survey.
2 Such as a gun, knife, or club.
3 One or more times during the 12 months preceding the survey.
4 Used chewing tobacco or snuff one or more times during the 30 days preceding the survey.
NOTE: Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 2007 National YRBS Data Files, retrieved July 15, 2008, from http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/YRBS/data/index.htm. (This table was prepared July 2008.)

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