This graph shows the share of students in grades 9 to 12 in the United States who got into a physical fight during the school year 2017. In 2017, about 6.5 percent of the white students reported that they were involved in a physical fight on school property at least one time during the previous 12 months.
Survey time period
Students in grades 9–12
* Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
“On school property” was not defined for survey respondents. The term “anywhere” is not used in the YRBS questionnaire; students are simply asked how many times in the last 12 months they had been in a physical fight.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018
US Department of Education; US Department of Justice
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018, page 177