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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 22b.

Percentage of students ages 12 to 18 who reported that street gangs were present at school during previous 6 months, by locale and race/ethnicity: 2005

Race/ethnicity Total Central city Urban fringe/
large town
small town
Total 23.8 35.6 20.5 16.3
White 16.6 23.3 15.8 14.0
Black 36.6 41.2 34.8 23.9
Hispanic 38.4 48.1 32.1 25.7
Other1 22.5 27.0 21.6 14.4!
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Other includes Asians, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, American Indians (including Alaska Natives), and more than one race.
NOTE: School locale categories differ from those in table 7.1. The four CCD locales are collapsed into three, with large towns included in the urban fringe category and small towns included in the rural category. See Appendix C: Guide to Sources for more information. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2006 (NCES 2007-003), table 8.1, data from U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005.