According to a 2004 report from the Center for Disease Control, in 2002, more than 877,700 young people ages 10 to 24 were injured from violent acts. Approximately 1 in 13 required hospitalization.
In a nationwide survey, 17% of students reported carrying a weapon (e.g., gun, knife, or club) on one or more days in the 30 days preceding the survey. Among students nationwide, 33% reported being in a physical fight one or more times in the 12 months preceding the survey.
Nationwide, 9% of students reported being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 months.
A nationwide survey found female students (12%) more likely than male students (6%) to have been forced to have sexual intercourse.
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