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U.S. high school students who carried a weapon, by gender and ethnicity 2017

This statistic shows the share of American high school students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have carried a weapon on one or more occasions in 2017, by gender and ethnicity. The statistic only covers the occasions which took place 30 days before the survey was conducted. According to the source, 8 percent of female student respondents with a white, non-Hispanic background stated they have been carrying a weapon during that time at least once.

Percentage of high school students who carried a weapon in 2017, by gender and ethnicity

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 2016 to December 2017

Number of respondents

15,713 respondents

Special properties

On one or more occasions during the 30 days before the survey

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted at all regular public and private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Examples of weapons according to the source: gun, knife or club.

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