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Drugs and Violence on School Property

Type of violence or drug-related behavior 1993
total
1999 2003
total
2005
Total White Black Hispanic Total White Black Hispanic
Carried a weapon 1,2 11.8% 6.9 6.4 5.0 7.9 6.1 6.5 6.1 5.1 8.2
 Male 17.9 11.0 11.0 5.3 12.3 8.9 10.2 10.1 6.8 13.7
 Female 5.1 2.8 1.6 4.8 3.7 3.1 2.6 2.0 3.3 2.6
Threatened or injured with a weapon 3 7.3 7.7 6.6 7.6 9.8 9.2 7.9 7.2 8.1 9.8
 Male 9.2 9.5 7.9 9.0 13.1 11.6 9.7 8.7 10.2 11.9
 Female 5.4 5.8 5.2 6.4 6.6 6.5 6.1 5.7 6.1 7.5
In a physical fight 3 16.2 14.2 12.3 18.7 15.7 12.8 13.6 11.6 16.9 18.3
 Male 23.5 18.5 17.2 19.0 20.6 17.1 18.2 16.2 20.1 24.4
 Female 8.6 9.8 7.1 18.4 10.8 8.0 8.8 6.9 14.0 12.1
Cigarette use 1 13.2% 14.0 15.6 6.7 12.9 8.0 6.8 7.4 3.4 7.2
 Male 13.5 14.8 16.5 7.7 15.3 8.2 7.4 7.9 3.6 8.0
 Female 12.9 13.2 14.7 5.8 10.6 7.6 6.2 6.9 3.3 6.3
Smokeless tobacco use 4 6.8 4.2 5.9 0.5 2.5 5.9 5.0 6.3 1.2 3.2
 Male 12.5 8.1 11.4 0.9 3.5 8.5 9.2 11.7 2.2 5.4
 Female 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.5 3.3 0.8 0.8 0.2 1.0
Alcohol use 1 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.3 7.0 5.2 4.3 3.8 3.2 7.7
 Male 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.2 7.3 6.0 5.3 5.0 3.2 9.0
 Female 4.2 3.6 3.4 2.6 6.7 4.2 3.3 2.6 3.3 6.4
Marijuana use 1 5.6 7.2 6.5 7.2 10.7 5.8 4.5 3.8 4.9 7.7
 Male 7.8 10.1 9.2 9.8 14.7 7.6 6.0 5.1 5.9 10.4
 Female 3.3 4.4 3.6 4.9 6.9 3.7 3.0 2.4 3.9 5.0
Offered, sold, or given an illegal drug 3 24.0 30.2 28.8 25.3 36.9 28.7 25.4 23.6 23.9 33.5
 Male 28.5 34.7 33.2 30.1 44.4 31.9 28.8 26.2 28.7 38.5
 Female 19.1 25.7 24.1 20.9 29.5 25.0 21.8 20.9 19.2 28.5
NOTES: For American students grades 9–12.
1. On one or more of 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 during the 30 days preceding the survey.
Source: U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From Digest of Education Statistics 2007.

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