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Figure 6.10 is titled "Past Month Illicit Drug Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17, by Participation in Criminal Acts or Fighting in Past Year: 2004." It is a bar graph, where types of criminal acts or fighting are shown on the horizontal axis, and the percentage using illicit drugs in the past month is shown on the vertical axis. There are four categories of criminal acts or fighting: (1) in serious fight at school or work, (2) carried a handgun, (3) stole or tried to steal something worth over $50, and (4) attacked others with intent to harm. For each of these categories, there is a bar representing participated and a bar representing did not participate.

Among youths aged 12 to 17, 18.9 percent used illicit drugs in the past month among those who were in a serious fight at school or work in the past year, and 8.1 percent used illicit drugs among those who were not in a serious fight at school or work in the past year.
Among youths aged 12 to 17, 33.6 percent used illicit drugs in the past month among those who carried a handgun in the past year, and 9.8 percent used illicit drugs among those who did not carry a handgun in the past year.
Among youths aged 12 to 17, 40.9 percent used illicit drugs in the past month among those who stole or tried to steal something worth over $50 or more in the past year, and 9.1 percent used illicit drugs among those who did not.
Among youths aged 12 to 17, 29.3 percent used illicit drugs in the past month among those who attacked others with intent to harm, and 8.9 percent used illicit drugs among those who did not.

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