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Table 228.50. Percentage of public school students in grades 9-12 who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property at least one time during the previous 12 months, by state: Selected years, 2003 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
United States1 9.2 (0.75) 7.9 (0.35) 7.8 (0.44) 7.7 (0.37) 7.4 (0.31) 6.9 (0.38) 6.0 (0.38)
                             
Alabama 7.2 (0.91) 10.6 (0.86) (†) 10.4 (1.56) 7.6 (1.20) 9.9 (1.17) 8.8 (0.92)
Alaska 8.1 (1.01) (†) 7.7 (0.88) 7.3 (0.90) 5.6 (0.70) (†) (†)
Arizona 9.7 (1.10) 10.7 (0.55) 11.2 (0.79) 9.3 (0.92) 10.4 (0.74) 9.1 (1.32) 7.5 (0.97)
Arkansas (†) 9.6 (1.06) 9.1 (1.03) 11.9 (1.38) 6.3 (0.85) 10.9 (1.14) 10.6 (0.66)
California (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 5.2 (0.72)
                             
Colorado (†) 7.6 (0.75) (†) 8.0 (0.74) 6.7 (0.80) (†) (†)
Connecticut (†) 9.1 (0.91) 7.7 (0.59) 7.0 (0.62) 6.8 (0.71) 7.1 (0.74) 6.7 (0.71)
Delaware 7.7 (0.60) 6.2 (0.63) 5.6 (0.50) 7.8 (0.63) 6.4 (0.62) 5.6 (0.46) 6.2 (0.90)
District of Columbia 12.7 (1.42) 12.1 (0.78) 11.3 (0.98) (†) 8.7 (0.92) 8.5 (0.30) 7.6 (0.27)
Florida 8.4 (0.44) 7.9 (0.45) 8.6 (0.57) 8.2 (0.39) 7.2 (0.31) 7.1 (0.37) 7.4 (0.42)
                             
Georgia 8.2 (0.75) 8.3 (2.08) 8.1 (0.81) 8.2 (0.83) 11.7 (2.08) 7.2 (0.81) (†)
Hawaii (†) 6.8 (0.87) 6.4 (1.10) 7.7 (1.03) 6.3 (0.62) (†) (†)
Idaho 9.4 (0.82) 8.3 (0.59) 10.2 (1.07) 7.9 (0.62) 7.3 (0.99) 5.8 (0.59) 6.1 (0.48)
Illinois (†) (†) 7.8 (0.69) 8.8 (0.86) 7.6 (0.48) 8.5 (0.82) 6.6 (0.80)
Indiana 6.7 (0.91) 8.8 (0.96) 9.6 (0.68) 6.5 (0.66) 6.8 (1.14) (†) 6.6 (1.02)
                             
Iowa (†) 7.8 (1.02) 7.1 (0.86) (†) 6.3 (0.85) (†) (†)
Kansas (†) 7.4 (0.82) 8.6 (1.12) 6.2 (0.62) 5.6 (0.68) 5.3 (0.65) (†)
Kentucky 5.2 (0.72) 8.0 (0.75) 8.3 (0.53) 7.9 (1.00) 7.4 (0.98) 5.4 (0.57) 7.2 (0.87)
Louisiana (†) (†) (†) 9.5 (1.29) 8.7 (1.18) 10.5 (0.99) (†)
Maine 8.5 (0.78) 7.1 (0.68) 6.8 (0.84) 7.7 (0.32) 6.8 (0.26) 5.3 (0.29) 5.2 (0.36)
                             
Maryland (†) 11.7 (1.30) 9.6 (0.86) 9.1 (0.75) 8.4 (0.67) 9.4 (0.22) 7.3 (0.17)
Massachusetts 6.3 (0.54) 5.4 (0.44) 5.3 (0.47) 7.0 (0.58) 6.8 (0.67) 4.4 (0.38) 4.1 (0.46)
Michigan 9.7 (0.57) 8.6 (0.81) 8.1 (0.77) 9.4 (0.63) 6.8 (0.50) 6.7 (0.52) 6.6 (0.67)
Minnesota (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Mississippi 6.6 (0.82) (†) 8.3 (0.59) 8.0 (0.69) 7.5 (0.63) 8.8 (0.78) 10.1 (0.98)
                             
Missouri 7.5 (0.93) 9.1 (1.19) 9.3 (1.03) 7.8 (0.76) (†) (†) (†)
Montana 7.1 (0.46) 8.0 (0.64) 7.0 (0.51) 7.4 (0.99) 7.5 (0.53) 6.3 (0.40) 5.5 (0.48)
Nebraska 8.8 (0.80) 9.7 (0.68) (†) (†) 6.4 (0.54) 6.4 (0.57) 7.1 (0.83)
Nevada 6.0 (0.65) 8.1 (0.96) 7.8 (0.70) 10.7 (0.84) (†) 6.4 (0.80) 6.9 (0.79)
New Hampshire 7.5 (0.98) 8.6 (0.91) 7.3 (0.69) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                             
New Jersey (†) 8.0 (1.07) (†) 6.6 (0.75) 5.7 (0.51) 6.2 (0.81) (†)
New Mexico (†) 10.4 (0.96) 10.1 (0.68) (†) (†) (†) (†)
New York 7.2 (0.44) 7.2 (0.47) 7.3 (0.57) 7.5 (0.55) 7.3 (0.60) 7.3 (0.61) 8.4 (0.68)
North Carolina 7.2 (0.74) 7.9 (0.92) 6.6 (0.62) 6.8 (0.61) 9.1 (0.95) 6.9 (0.45) 4.9 (0.69)
North Dakota 5.9 (0.89) 6.6 (0.58) 5.2 (0.59) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                             
Ohio2 7.7 (1.30) 8.2 (0.67) 8.3 (0.77) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Oklahoma 7.4 (1.10) 6.0 (0.65) 7.0 (0.72) 5.8 (0.66) 5.7 (0.88) 4.6 (0.53) 5.1 (0.78)
Oregon (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Pennsylvania (†) (†) (†) 5.6 (0.73) (†) (†) 5.0 (0.47)
Rhode Island 8.2 (0.84) 8.7 (0.87) 8.3 (0.42) 6.5 (0.65) (†) 6.4 (0.51) (†)
                             
South Carolina (†) 10.1 (0.93) 9.8 (0.85) 8.8 (1.48) 9.2 (0.92) 6.5 (0.83) 5.3 (0.73)
South Dakota2 6.5 (0.71) 8.1 (1.04) 5.9 (0.87) 6.8 (0.87) 6.1 (0.77) 5.0 (0.69) 7.3 (1.10)
Tennessee 8.4 (1.17) 7.4 (0.79) 7.3 (0.76) 7.0 (0.71) 5.8 (0.52) 9.3 (0.73) 10.2 (1.04)
Texas (†) 9.3 (0.84) 8.7 (0.52) 7.2 (0.52) 6.8 (0.40) 7.1 (0.62) (†)
Utah 7.3 (1.44) 9.8 (1.32) 11.4 (1.92) 7.7 (0.88) 7.0 (0.98) 5.5 (0.59) (†)
                             
Vermont 7.3 (0.20) 6.3 (0.46) 6.2 (0.56) 6.0 (0.30) 5.5 (0.37) 6.4 (0.43) 5.3 (0.16)
Virginia (†) (†) (†) (†) 7.0 (0.86) 6.1 (0.43) 6.4 (0.62)
Washington (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
West Virginia 8.5 (1.26) 8.0 (0.78) 9.7 (0.77) 9.2 (0.77) 6.6 (0.93) 5.6 (0.51) 6.9 (0.58)
Wisconsin 5.5 (0.70) 7.6 (0.73) 5.6 (0.66) 6.7 (0.75) 5.1 (0.48) 4.3 (0.64) (†)
Wyoming 9.7 (1.00) 7.8 (0.67) 8.3 (0.67) 9.4 (0.58) 7.3 (0.58) 6.8 (0.47) 6.6 (0.74)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Data for the U.S. total include both public and private schools and were collected through a national survey representing the entire country.
2 Data include both public and private schools.
NOTE: Survey respondents were asked about being threatened or injured "with a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property." "On school property" was not defined for respondents. State-level data include public schools only, with the exception of data for Ohio and South Dakota. Data for the U.S. total, Ohio, and South Dakota include both public and private schools. For specific states, a given year’s data may be unavailable (1) because the state did not participate in the survey that year; (2) because the state omitted this particular survey item from the state-level questionnaire; or (3) because the state had an overall response rate of less than 60 percent (the overall response rate is the school response rate multiplied by the student response rate).
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 2003 through 2015. (This table was prepared June 2016.)

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