Youth Violence Statistics

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Youth Violence Statistics Data
Total number of youth treated annually in emergency rooms for nonfatal violent injuries520,000
Total percentage of Male Youth that have been in physicals fights46 %
Total percentage of Female that have been in physical fights26 %
Number of youth ages 10 to 24 who are victims of homicide each year on average4,500
Percent of students who reported taking a weapon to school17.9 %
Risk Factors for Committing Violence in SchoolRisk Factor
Risk factor is the percent of violent students with the following observation
Prior history of violence48 %
Drug, alcohol, tobacco use27 %
Association with delinquent peers22 %
Poor family functioning16 %
Poor grades in school12 %
Low-income family8 %
Students Bullied or Injured by Youth Violence
Bullying at school is a pervasive problem that affects millions of students every year. Of those who were bullied, a subgroup also reported being physically injured (bruise, cut, bloody nose, etc.) by the bullying. Because bullying is so commonplace and ranges so widely in severity, its importance is often overlooked.
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GradePercent Bullied Percent Injured
6th42.9%14.4%
7th35.7%12.3%
8th37.3%11.6%
9th30.8%8.5%
10th28.4%7.1%
11th29.3%5.5%
12th23.5%3.8%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: World Report of Violence and Health, Center for Disease Control, U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 2, 2017

Youth Violence Statistics

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