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Table 231.70. Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported having access to a loaded gun, without adult permission, at school or away from school during the school year, by selected student and school characteristics: Selected years, 2007 through 2019
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total 6.7   (0.40) 5.5   (0.47) 4.7   (0.43) 3.7   (0.38) 4.2   (0.48) 3.4   (0.29) 4.1   (0.42)

Sex
                                         
Male 8.4   (0.56) 7.6   (0.72) 5.6   (0.59) 3.9   (0.56) 5.3   (0.63) 4.0   (0.43) 5.1   (0.75)
Female 5.0   (0.47) 3.4   (0.44) 3.6   (0.44) 3.4   (0.35) 3.1   (0.50) 2.7   (0.33) 3.2   (0.36)

Race/ethnicity
                                         
White 7.7   (0.55) 6.4   (0.60) 5.3   (0.50) 4.2   (0.45) 5.2   (0.67) 4.2   (0.41) 4.6   (0.62)
Black 6.2   (0.98) 3.9   (0.92) 4.1   (0.86) 3.4   (0.78) 3.3   (0.79) 4.1   (0.82) 3.1   (0.84)
Hispanic 4.8   (0.79) 4.9   (0.90) 4.1   (0.89) 3.0   (0.71) 2.8   (0.65) 1.7   (0.40) 3.6   (0.64)
Asian/Pacific
    Islander
  (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.4 ! (0.86)
Asian   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.58)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
  (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 9.6 ! (4.35)   (†)
Two or more races 9.7   (2.67) 5.2 ! (2.44)   (†) 4.5 ! (2.03) 5.9 ! (2.27) 3.4 ! (1.69) 9.0 ! (3.38)

Grade
                                         
6th 2.4   (0.64) 0.8 ! (0.40) 2.0 ! (0.89)   (†) 1.7 ! (0.65)   (†)   (†)
7th 2.6   (0.56) 3.6   (0.84) 3.0   (0.63) 2.0   (0.50) 3.0   (0.66) 1.1 ! (0.33) 2.7   (0.73)
8th 3.2   (0.63) 3.2   (0.63) 2.9   (0.60) 2.4   (0.62) 2.6   (0.58) 2.2   (0.49) 2.6   (0.63)
9th 6.8   (0.98) 4.4   (0.80) 4.0   (0.75) 3.3   (0.80) 3.3   (0.72) 3.5   (0.81) 4.6   (0.85)
10th 9.2   (1.13) 7.3   (1.02) 5.3   (0.70) 4.7   (0.80) 4.7   (1.07) 4.0   (0.81) 5.1   (0.88)
11th 9.9   (1.00) 7.6   (1.16) 6.4   (1.06) 5.9   (0.99) 6.4   (1.10) 4.8   (0.82) 5.0   (1.00)
12th 12.3   (1.33) 9.8   (1.44) 8.2   (1.06) 5.8   (0.99) 7.3   (1.08) 5.8   (0.88) 6.8   (1.05)

School locale1
                                         
City ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 3.2   (0.67) 2.6   (0.44) 3.3   (0.58)
Suburban ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 5.0   (0.90) 3.2   (0.42) 3.1   (0.41)
Town ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 5.6   (1.21) 5.5   (1.28) 8.8   (2.25)
Rural ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 3.9   (0.80) 4.4   (0.63) 5.2   (0.75)

Control of school1,2
                                         
Public 6.9   (0.44) 5.8   (0.49) 4.8   (0.42) 3.7   (0.40) 4.4   (0.53) 3.6   (0.31) 4.4   (0.47)
Private 4.5   (0.88) 2.3 ! (0.83) 3.2 ! (0.98) 3.6   (1.01) 2.7 ! (0.80) 2.3 ! (0.81) 1.3 ! (0.58)
---Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Excludes students with missing information about the school characteristic.
2 Data for 2013 and prior years were based on school information provided by the respondent. Beginning in 2015, data were based on school information collected in the Common Core of Data and the Private School Universe Survey, which was appended to the School Crime Supplement data file; therefore, these data may not be entirely comparable with figures for earlier years.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007 through 2019. (This table was prepared October 2020.)

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