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Percent of Students Reporting That Any Older or Stronger Member of Their Family Ever Touched Them Sexually or Had Them Touch That Person Sexually, All Available Years: by Grade, Gender, and County

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Minnesota11th3.7%1.1%2.4%3.7%1.2%2.4%
5th1.8%1.2%1.5%
8th2.8%1.2%2.0%3.1%1.2%2.1%
9th3.6%1.3%2.5%3.3%1.0%2.2%
All Grades3.0%1.2%2.1%3.3%1.1%2.2%
Aitkin County11th7.1%2.1%4.8%2.1%1.9%2.0%
5th5.9%1.8%3.7%
8th1.7%1.4%1.5%9.1%0.0%4.4%
9th6.0%3.3%4.7%8.3%2.2%5.7%
All Grades5.1%2.1%3.6%6.2%1.6%4.0%
Anoka County11th4.7%0.8%2.8%3.1%1.8%2.4%
5th1.6%0.9%1.2%
8th2.7%1.6%2.1%2.9%0.9%2.0%
9th3.3%1.4%2.4%3.4%0.9%2.2%
All Grades2.9%1.2%2.1%3.1%1.1%2.2%
Becker County11th6.5%0.0%3.2%3.6%0.9%2.3%
5th2.2%0.0%1.2%
8th2.8%0.0%1.4%3.4%0.0%1.7%
9th1.6%1.3%1.4%3.1%1.6%2.4%
All Grades3.4%0.5%1.9%3.4%0.8%2.1%
Beltrami County11th8.1%2.4%5.3%4.0%1.2%2.6%
5th2.7%3.0%2.8%
8th3.5%0.0%1.7%4.8%0.5%2.7%
9th6.9%0.9%3.8%5.8%1.4%3.5%
All Grades5.3%1.5%3.4%4.9%1.1%3.0%
Benton County11th1.8%0.0%0.9%3.6%1.8%2.8%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th3.8%2.1%3.1%1.9%1.5%1.7%
9th3.7%1.4%2.5%4.9%2.1%3.5%
All Grades3.2%1.2%2.2%3.5%1.8%2.7%
Big Stone County11th6.1%0.0%2.6%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
9th3.3%0.0%1.6%***
All Grades2.9%0.0%1.4%***
Blue Earth County11th2.6%0.9%1.8%3.6%0.7%2.1%
5th1.8%0.3%1.0%
8th2.4%0.6%1.5%1.9%1.5%1.7%
9th4.1%1.8%2.9%3.0%0.6%1.8%
All Grades2.7%0.9%1.8%2.8%0.9%1.9%
Brown County11th3.2%2.0%2.5%6.9%0.0%3.5%
5th3.4%0.9%2.0%
8th3.7%0.0%1.8%1.0%0.0%0.5%
9th2.9%1.0%2.0%4.6%0.0%2.2%
All Grades3.3%0.9%2.1%4.0%0.0%1.9%
Carlton County11th1.3%2.5%1.9%6.9%1.3%4.2%
5th1.6%0.5%1.1%
8th3.8%0.0%1.9%3.6%0.0%1.8%
9th4.3%0.6%2.5%4.5%0.0%2.1%
All Grades2.8%0.9%1.9%4.9%0.4%2.6%
Carver County11th4.1%0.0%2.1%0.0%0.8%0.4%
5th0.6%1.2%0.9%
8th2.1%0.0%1.0%2.8%0.4%1.7%
9th1.1%1.3%1.2%1.4%0.5%0.9%
All Grades1.9%0.7%1.3%1.7%0.5%1.1%
Cass County11th7.4%0.0%3.6%12.7%2.4%7.5%
5th3.8%0.0%1.7%
8th6.7%0.0%3.2%3.6%2.4%3.0%
9th6.7%0.0%3.3%9.2%0.8%4.8%
All Grades6.0%0.0%2.8%8.1%1.8%4.8%
Chippewa County11thN/AN/AN/A***
5th5.6%5.6%5.6%
8thN/AN/AN/A***
9thN/AN/AN/A***
All GradesN/AN/AN/A***
Chisago County11th5.3%1.5%3.5%***
5th0.9%1.6%1.3%
8th2.8%1.4%2.2%***
9th5.7%2.0%3.8%***
All Grades4.0%1.7%2.9%***
Clay County11th3.8%1.0%2.5%3.3%1.1%2.1%
5th1.0%1.2%1.1%
8th3.3%0.7%2.0%1.6%1.4%1.5%
9th2.5%0.4%1.5%2.6%1.0%1.7%
All Grades2.6%0.8%1.7%2.4%1.1%1.7%
Clearwater County11th6.7%3.7%5.3%3.1%0.0%1.5%
5th2.6%0.0%1.4%
8th6.3%2.4%4.5%2.3%2.6%2.5%
9th5.1%0.0%2.2%4.7%0.0%1.9%
All Grades5.1%1.3%3.2%3.4%0.7%2.0%
Cook County11th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
9th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
All Grades0.0%0.0%0.0%***
Cottonwood County11th2.8%0.0%1.1%2.3%0.0%1.1%
5th7.7%4.3%5.9%
8th0.0%3.8%2.1%4.5%0.0%2.1%
9th4.7%2.0%3.2%4.3%0.0%2.1%
All Grades3.7%2.4%3.0%3.7%0.0%1.8%
Crow Wing County11th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
5th2.1%0.0%1.1%
8th7.5%0.0%3.9%***
9th2.3%3.8%3.0%***
All Grades3.4%0.9%2.2%***
Dakota County11th3.6%0.9%2.2%3.3%0.7%2.0%
5th2.1%0.9%1.5%
8th2.9%1.0%2.0%2.7%0.8%1.7%
9th3.3%1.0%2.2%3.3%0.8%2.1%
All Grades3.0%1.0%2.0%3.1%0.8%1.9%
Dodge County11th5.8%0.0%3.0%4.1%0.0%2.3%
5th1.6%2.3%2.0%
8th0.7%0.0%0.4%3.5%0.9%2.3%
9th2.2%0.8%1.5%0.8%0.9%0.8%
All Grades2.4%0.9%1.6%2.7%0.7%1.7%
Douglas County11th2.4%1.5%2.0%3.2%1.4%2.2%
5th1.9%0.0%1.1%
8th2.9%2.7%2.8%3.0%2.6%2.8%
9th1.4%1.9%1.7%3.9%1.3%2.6%
All Grades2.2%1.6%1.9%3.4%1.8%2.6%
Faribault County11th5.9%3.1%4.3%1.8%0.0%0.9%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%4.4%1.8%2.9%
9th8.2%0.0%4.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
All Grades3.9%0.8%2.3%2.1%0.6%1.3%
Fillmore County11th0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
5th3.4%1.5%2.4%
8th1.3%0.0%0.7%3.1%0.0%1.5%
9th0.0%0.0%0.0%1.4%1.5%1.5%
All Grades1.3%0.4%0.8%1.5%0.5%1.0%
Freeborn County11th6.7%3.9%5.1%5.7%1.2%3.6%
5th1.8%1.0%1.4%
8th4.4%6.3%5.3%3.4%0.9%2.2%
9th4.9%4.3%4.6%4.3%2.9%3.5%
All Grades4.1%3.6%3.8%4.3%1.7%3.0%
Goodhue County11th1.3%0.0%0.6%5.0%2.4%3.9%
5th0.6%2.4%1.6%
8th2.3%0.6%1.5%7.1%2.4%4.8%
9th2.4%2.3%2.3%1.9%1.7%1.8%
All Grades1.6%1.3%1.5%4.8%2.1%3.5%
Grant County11th3.2%0.0%1.8%9.5%0.0%3.5%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%4.7%3.4%4.2%
9th17.6%0.0%9.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
All Grades5.5%0.0%2.9%4.2%1.0%2.6%
Hennepin County11th3.3%1.1%2.2%3.3%1.1%2.3%
5th1.3%1.4%1.3%
8th2.6%1.2%1.9%3.0%1.3%2.2%
9th2.6%1.1%1.9%2.8%1.0%1.9%
All Grades2.5%1.2%1.8%3.0%1.2%2.1%
Houston County11th3.1%0.8%1.8%2.5%1.6%2.1%
5th3.6%0.0%2.0%
8th1.2%0.0%0.6%4.7%0.0%2.5%
9th5.2%1.1%3.3%3.7%0.0%1.6%
All Grades3.3%0.6%2.0%3.7%0.4%2.0%
Hubbard County11th7.7%1.4%4.4%5.6%4.2%4.9%
5th4.8%0.0%2.7%
8th1.1%3.1%1.9%6.5%0.0%3.5%
9th5.6%1.9%4.0%5.7%1.4%3.8%
All Grades4.5%1.6%3.2%5.9%2.0%4.1%
Isanti County11th4.8%1.2%3.2%3.8%0.7%2.3%
5th2.8%0.0%1.4%
8th6.0%2.1%4.1%3.8%1.8%2.8%
9th3.2%0.7%1.9%3.8%1.7%2.8%
All Grades4.2%1.0%2.6%3.8%1.4%2.7%
Itasca County11th3.4%3.3%3.3%3.4%0.6%1.9%
5th0.8%1.2%1.0%
8th3.1%0.5%1.8%6.5%1.1%3.7%
9th8.4%1.5%4.9%8.9%2.7%5.9%
All Grades4.4%1.4%2.9%6.8%1.5%4.1%
Jackson County11th1.9%0.0%0.9%2.6%3.3%2.9%
5th2.4%0.0%1.0%
8th1.9%0.0%1.0%0.0%5.0%2.9%
9th4.4%1.7%2.9%6.8%0.0%3.5%
All Grades2.6%0.5%1.5%4.1%2.2%3.2%
Kanabec County11th10.2%1.5%5.3%6.8%4.2%5.3%
5th1.2%1.5%1.3%
8th2.4%2.5%2.5%3.4%1.5%2.6%
9th2.9%5.1%3.9%7.0%5.1%6.0%
All Grades3.5%2.6%3.1%5.5%3.7%4.6%
Kandiyohi County11th3.2%1.2%2.0%2.6%2.1%2.4%
5th3.3%2.6%2.9%
8th0.7%1.3%1.0%4.9%0.6%2.8%
9th4.3%1.2%2.7%5.4%1.1%3.2%
All Grades2.9%1.5%2.2%4.5%1.3%2.8%
Kittson County11th10.5%0.0%4.9%3.6%0.0%2.1%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th4.3%0.0%2.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
9th6.5%0.0%3.5%0.0%6.3%2.9%
All Grades5.1%0.0%2.7%1.5%1.8%1.6%
Koochiching County11th8.7%0.0%3.8%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th7.0%0.0%3.8%***
9th6.1%6.1%6.1%***
All Grades5.4%1.4%3.4%***
Lac Qui Parle County11th2.9%0.0%1.6%0.0%2.8%1.5%
5th3.6%0.0%2.0%
8th2.6%2.8%2.7%5.2%2.1%3.8%
9th2.7%0.0%1.2%5.6%0.0%2.8%
All Grades3.0%0.7%1.9%4.0%1.7%2.9%
Lake County11th15.0%0.0%5.2%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th8.1%0.0%4.0%***
9th9.7%0.0%6.3%***
All Grades7.7%0.0%4.0%***
Lake of the Woods County11th5.9%0.0%3.3%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
9th0.0%9.1%4.3%***
All Grades1.8%1.6%1.7%***
Le Sueur County11th5.4%0.0%2.4%5.0%0.0%2.8%
5th0.0%1.8%1.0%
8th2.7%1.3%2.1%2.6%1.4%1.9%
9th4.1%2.5%3.3%4.9%0.8%2.8%
All Grades3.2%1.4%2.3%4.2%0.8%2.5%
Lincoln County11th4.3%0.0%2.4%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th4.2%0.0%2.8%***
9th0.0%4.2%2.6%***
All Grades2.6%1.4%2.0%***
Lyon County11th2.0%0.0%1.1%4.0%0.0%2.1%
5th1.5%4.1%2.8%
8th1.5%0.0%0.6%6.3%0.0%3.0%
9th1.7%0.8%1.3%4.3%0.7%2.5%
All Grades1.7%1.0%1.4%4.9%0.3%2.6%
McLeod County11th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th5.3%0.0%3.3%***
9th0.0%22.2%10.5%***
All Grades1.9%5.0%3.3%***
Mahnomen County11th20.8%0.0%10.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
5th7.7%0.0%2.6%
8th6.3%0.0%3.4%0.0%2.4%1.5%
9th6.7%0.0%2.8%0.0%2.9%1.5%
All Grades9.8%0.0%4.4%0.0%1.9%1.1%
Marshall County11th0.0%0.0%0.0%3.6%2.8%3.1%
5th3.0%2.4%2.7%
8th5.6%0.0%2.7%3.0%0.0%1.3%
9th1.8%2.4%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
All Grades2.4%1.2%1.8%2.0%0.9%1.4%
Martin County11th2.5%1.3%1.9%***
5th0.0%4.2%2.0%
8th4.9%1.4%3.3%***
9th3.0%1.8%2.3%***
All Grades2.5%2.3%2.4%***
Meeker County11th6.7%4.3%5.4%6.3%0.0%3.3%
5th3.8%2.6%3.2%
8th1.6%0.8%1.2%0.8%4.4%2.6%
9th5.0%0.9%2.8%4.9%0.9%2.7%
All Grades3.9%1.9%2.8%3.7%2.0%2.8%
Mille Lacs County11th2.9%1.8%2.4%3.5%1.4%2.4%
5th2.2%3.0%2.6%
8th2.1%2.9%2.5%3.8%2.6%3.1%
9th6.7%1.0%3.8%4.4%3.0%3.8%
All Grades3.7%2.1%2.9%3.9%2.4%3.2%
Morrison County11th2.3%1.5%1.9%5.9%2.1%4.2%
5th4.7%1.4%3.1%
8th1.2%0.6%0.9%2.9%1.9%2.4%
9th4.7%0.0%2.3%3.2%1.4%2.3%
All Grades3.2%0.8%2.0%4.0%1.8%2.9%
Mower County11th8.7%5.3%6.8%4.4%1.6%3.0%
5th2.4%1.6%2.0%
8th3.3%1.4%2.4%5.9%1.2%3.4%
9th4.6%2.7%3.7%2.6%1.2%1.9%
All Grades4.3%2.5%3.4%4.3%1.3%2.7%
Murray County11th5.3%0.0%3.0%5.4%0.0%2.7%
5th0.0%3.2%1.7%
8th2.6%0.0%1.4%4.9%0.0%2.8%
9th0.0%2.8%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
All Grades2.2%1.6%1.9%3.5%0.0%1.8%
Nicollet County11th2.0%3.6%2.9%***
5th4.0%0.0%2.2%
8th3.5%0.0%1.9%***
9th5.5%0.0%2.6%***
All Grades3.8%0.9%2.4%***
Nobles County11th1.1%7.3%4.1%4.9%0.0%2.5%
5th3.0%1.1%2.1%
8th5.4%0.9%3.2%4.4%1.1%2.9%
9th5.9%0.9%3.5%2.6%3.9%3.4%
All Grades4.0%2.3%3.2%4.0%1.8%2.9%
Norman County11th0.0%3.3%1.7%0.0%4.3%2.0%
5th4.5%1.7%2.9%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%2.2%0.0%1.0%
9th10.3%0.0%5.3%6.5%3.2%4.8%
All Grades4.0%1.3%2.6%2.9%1.8%2.4%
Olmsted County11th6.1%0.0%2.6%1.6%1.4%1.5%
5th1.1%1.1%1.1%
8th3.6%1.2%2.3%2.9%1.3%2.1%
9th3.9%0.7%2.3%2.9%0.0%1.6%
All Grades3.8%0.8%2.2%2.6%0.9%1.8%
Otter Tail County11th6.7%0.0%3.3%4.3%2.4%3.3%
5th1.6%2.3%2.0%
8th1.9%2.0%1.9%5.9%1.5%3.5%
9th3.3%1.2%2.2%1.8%0.4%1.1%
All Grades3.3%1.4%2.3%3.9%1.4%2.6%
Pennington County11th6.7%0.0%3.1%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th3.3%0.0%1.8%***
9th2.9%0.0%1.4%***
All Grades3.7%0.0%1.9%***
Pine County11th5.7%0.9%3.2%12.0%3.1%7.3%
5th3.2%3.1%3.2%
8th6.8%0.8%3.5%2.4%4.1%3.3%
9th5.2%1.8%3.7%5.6%1.6%3.6%
All Grades5.4%1.5%3.4%6.0%2.9%4.4%
Pipestone County11th5.9%3.3%4.7%***
5th8.7%2.6%4.8%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
9th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
All Grades3.5%1.5%2.4%***
Polk County11th3.6%1.5%2.5%7.9%1.8%5.1%
5th2.9%0.9%2.0%
8th1.5%3.6%2.5%3.1%0.6%1.9%
9th3.4%1.5%2.5%4.5%0.6%2.4%
All Grades2.8%1.8%2.4%5.0%0.9%3.0%
Pope County11th0.0%3.1%1.5%8.3%0.0%3.2%
5th0.0%2.5%1.4%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%12.5%2.3%6.7%
9th9.7%0.0%3.9%4.0%3.3%3.6%
All Grades2.3%1.3%1.7%8.6%1.8%4.7%
Ramsey County11th4.0%1.1%2.6%4.1%1.2%2.6%
5th2.2%1.5%1.8%
8th3.0%1.7%2.4%3.0%1.5%2.3%
9th4.7%2.0%3.4%3.2%0.9%2.1%
All Grades3.5%1.6%2.6%3.4%1.2%2.3%
Red Lake County11th8.0%0.0%4.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
5th0.0%4.0%1.9%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
9th0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
All Grades1.9%1.0%1.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Redwood County11th4.1%1.6%2.7%7.8%0.0%3.6%
5th1.7%0.0%0.9%
8th9.6%0.0%4.5%4.2%1.5%2.9%
9th0.0%1.5%0.8%7.2%3.1%5.2%
All Grades3.8%0.8%2.2%6.3%1.6%3.9%
Renville County11th3.2%0.0%1.8%7.8%0.0%4.9%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th2.3%0.0%1.5%4.9%1.5%3.2%
9th0.0%0.0%0.0%3.7%0.0%2.1%
All Grades1.4%0.0%0.7%5.6%0.7%3.4%
Rice County11th5.4%2.1%3.8%3.7%0.7%2.2%
5th2.1%0.9%1.5%
8th1.9%2.6%2.3%5.0%0.4%2.7%
9th3.0%0.8%1.8%3.8%2.2%3.0%
All Grades3.0%1.6%2.3%4.3%1.0%2.7%
Rock County11th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
5th5.3%0.0%2.9%
8th4.4%0.0%2.4%***
9th2.5%0.0%1.3%***
All Grades3.2%0.0%1.6%***
Roseau County11th2.8%0.0%1.3%4.3%0.0%1.7%
5th0.0%2.7%1.3%
8th6.3%0.0%2.3%1.3%0.0%0.6%
9th2.4%0.0%1.2%1.2%0.0%0.6%
All Grades2.5%0.6%1.5%1.9%0.0%0.9%
St. Louis County11th2.5%1.2%1.9%1.1%1.3%1.2%
5th2.0%1.3%1.6%
8th2.7%1.0%1.9%2.2%1.6%1.9%
9th4.0%1.4%2.8%4.2%0.5%2.4%
All Grades2.8%1.2%2.1%2.7%1.1%1.9%
Scott County11th4.0%1.4%2.7%4.0%1.3%2.7%
5th1.7%0.4%1.0%
8th3.5%0.9%2.2%2.5%0.8%1.7%
9th1.1%1.6%1.3%2.3%1.4%1.8%
All Grades2.5%1.0%1.8%2.9%1.2%2.0%
Sherburne County11th2.8%0.9%1.8%3.7%1.5%2.6%
5th2.0%1.0%1.5%
8th2.7%1.8%2.2%3.3%0.6%1.9%
9th3.5%0.9%2.3%3.7%0.8%2.3%
All Grades2.8%1.2%1.9%3.6%0.9%2.2%
Sibley County11th3.6%0.0%1.9%6.7%0.0%3.9%
5th0.0%3.0%1.6%
8th5.1%4.1%4.6%6.3%0.0%3.1%
9th6.8%2.7%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
All Grades3.8%2.5%3.2%4.4%0.0%2.3%
Stearns County11th2.9%1.7%2.3%2.7%1.7%2.2%
5th2.1%1.8%2.0%
8th3.4%1.4%2.4%1.9%1.7%1.8%
9th4.1%2.4%3.3%2.5%2.1%2.3%
All Grades3.2%1.9%2.5%2.4%1.8%2.1%
Steele County11th5.2%0.0%2.7%6.1%0.5%3.4%
5th2.0%1.8%1.9%
8th5.0%0.5%2.9%3.3%1.7%2.5%
9th3.6%0.5%2.1%3.2%1.5%2.3%
All Grades4.4%0.5%2.5%4.2%1.2%2.7%
Stevens County11th4.5%0.0%2.6%2.3%0.0%1.3%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
9th5.9%0.0%2.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
All Grades2.2%0.0%1.1%0.9%0.0%0.4%
Swift County11th4.0%0.0%1.6%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th2.8%0.0%1.4%***
9th7.1%0.0%3.7%***
All Grades3.2%0.0%1.6%***
Todd County11th8.8%0.0%5.2%4.3%0.0%2.1%
5th3.7%0.0%1.7%
8th2.0%1.1%1.5%6.9%3.0%5.0%
9th8.5%0.0%4.8%3.4%0.0%1.6%
All Grades6.0%0.3%3.4%5.0%1.0%2.9%
Traverse County11th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%***
9th9.1%0.0%4.3%***
All Grades1.8%0.0%0.9%***
Wabasha County11th3.3%1.5%2.4%3.7%3.4%3.6%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th4.8%2.3%3.6%0.7%2.6%1.7%
9th1.9%2.1%2.0%3.0%1.4%2.2%
All Grades2.7%1.4%2.0%2.5%2.4%2.4%
Wadena County11th7.1%0.0%3.8%6.2%0.0%3.4%
5th1.4%2.4%2.0%
8th4.1%0.0%2.2%3.8%0.0%1.7%
9th4.4%0.0%2.5%5.0%0.0%2.7%
All Grades4.3%0.7%2.6%5.0%0.0%2.6%
Waseca County11th3.5%1.2%2.4%4.8%0.0%2.4%
5th2.0%1.3%1.7%
8th2.1%0.0%1.1%4.0%1.3%2.8%
9th2.4%0.0%1.1%3.0%0.0%1.5%
All Grades2.5%0.6%1.6%3.9%0.4%2.2%
Washington County11th2.1%0.8%1.5%2.8%0.7%1.8%
5th1.3%1.4%1.3%
8th1.9%1.0%1.5%2.0%1.2%1.5%
9th2.6%1.3%2.0%2.4%0.7%1.6%
All Grades2.0%1.1%1.6%2.4%0.9%1.6%
Watonwan County11th6.1%0.0%2.5%3.8%0.0%1.9%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%11.8%2.9%6.7%
9th0.0%0.0%0.0%2.9%2.7%2.8%
All Grades1.5%0.0%0.8%5.8%2.1%3.8%
Wilkin County11th4.7%0.0%2.5%5.1%0.0%3.2%
5th3.7%4.0%3.8%
8th7.5%0.0%4.3%11.8%0.0%5.6%
9th7.8%0.0%4.8%7.9%0.0%3.5%
All Grades6.2%0.8%3.9%8.1%0.0%4.1%
Winona County11th3.1%2.7%2.9%4.4%0.0%2.2%
5th1.7%0.0%0.8%
8th1.2%0.6%0.9%1.9%1.3%1.6%
9th3.9%1.1%2.5%5.4%0.5%3.0%
All Grades2.5%1.1%1.8%4.0%0.6%2.3%
Wright County11th3.5%1.7%2.6%3.1%0.9%2.0%
5th1.0%1.7%1.3%
8th2.5%0.8%1.7%2.4%1.5%2.0%
9th2.9%1.9%2.4%3.5%0.6%2.0%
All Grades2.4%1.5%2.0%3.0%1.0%2.0%
Yellow Medicine County11th0.0%2.4%1.1%3.1%3.0%3.1%
5th0.0%0.0%0.0%
8th0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
9th2.7%2.3%2.5%5.3%0.0%2.4%
All Grades0.8%1.5%1.2%3.0%0.8%1.8%

About the Indicator:

Note: 5th graders were asked this question in 2013, but not in 2016.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic experiences, including abuse, neglect and a range of household dysfunction. ACEs put individuals at risk for a number of negative outcomes across the lifespan, including: alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; anxiety; hopelessness; depression; and suicidal ideation and attempts.

One ACE measured by the Minnesota Student Survey is sexual abuse by a family member. Students were asked if an older or stronger member of their family ever touched them or had them touch the family member sexually. Compared to students who do not report sexual abuse by a family member, those who do are more likely to report past month use of marijuana (29.0% vs 9.6%), alcohol (39.4% vs 16.2%), and tobacco (33.0% vs 10.6%).

For more information on ACEs, see the 2017 ACEs and Substance Use SUMN Fact Sheet.

Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey (MSS)

Description: The MSS is a confidential and anonymous self-administered survey given to students attending Minnesota public, charter and tribal schools. From 1995 to 2010, the survey was administered to students in 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. New in 2013, the survey was administered to students in 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades. Trend data are now only available for 9th graders, and only for survey questions that did not change. Most schools elect to participate in the survey; in 2013, this included 84% of public schools in Minnesota.

Although the data are not presented here, the survey is also administered to area learning centers, juvenile correction facilities and private schools electing to participate.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Education

Geographic Level: State, Region, and County

Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.

Frequency: Data collected and reported every three years

Characteristics: The results of the MSS are also available at a county level. Data Privacy requirements mandate that data is presented in a manner such that no individual student can be identified through the presentation of the results. As part of the Data Privacy practices, the results are also presented in a manner that no individual school district could be identified through the results. Therefore, for counties that have only one school district, the results are not presented. Results are also withheld for counties in which the minimum number for student participation was not met.

The MSS is a “census” of schools, not a sample. The school districts get their own data. Fifth-graders were not asked all substance use questions. Some school districts do not participate, and student participation within the school district can vary widely. These data are self-reported.