Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
21.9 percent (2019)
23.6 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 reported that they had engaged in physical fighting in the past 12 months in 2017
Reduce physical fighting among adolescents
Adolescents who get into fights are at risk for injury and are more likely to take part in other dangerous behaviors, like substance use and weapon carrying. Many high school students have been in at least 1 fight in the past year. Teaching adolescents life skills, connecting them to caring adults, and creating safe environments where youth live, learn, and play are examples of strategies that can reduce the risk for fighting and related outcomes.
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup