Change Indicator

Safety and violence in schools in Virgin Islands

Safety and violence in schools

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Percentage of public high school students who report a given incident or behavior. 

Data Source

Virgin Islands Youth Risk Behavior Survey (VI-YRBS)


Data are based on responses by a percentage (63% in 2007) of all students in the territory's four public high schools. Thus, the data are not reflective of all youth in this age group. For example, research shows that out-of-school youth are more likely than youth attending school to engage in the majority of health-risk behaviors.

Indicators for students who did not attend school for safety reasons and who carried a weapon on school property refer to the past 30 days. All other indicators refer to the past year.

Last Updated

April 2013