Youth behaviors that contribute to violence have generally declined

One in six high school students carried a weapon at least one day in the last month, a 36 percent decrease since 1991. Also, a smaller percentage of youths are carrying guns, involved in physical altercations, and reporting being injured in a fight.

Percent of youth who have participated in violent behaviors

Youth behaviors that contribute to violence have generally declined

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2011.