U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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High School Students Who Carried a Weapon in the Past 30 Days, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity, 1993–2008

Percent of students:

  • Non-Hispanic White male fluctuated largely, with an overall decrease from approximately 34 to 29.3
  • Hispanic male decreased from approximately 37 to 26.5
  • Non-Hispanic Black male decreased from approximately 38 to 21.0
  • Non-Hispanic Black female decreased from approximately 19 to 7.9
  • Hispanic female decreased from approximately 12 to 7.8
  • Non-Hispanic White female remained steady at 6.5

Source II.9: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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