In a study published in the June, 2007 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the results of a secondary analysis of the 2005 New York City Youth Risk Behavior Study are presented. Of the 8,080 public high school students (14 years of age or older) surveyed, 11.7% of females and 7.2% of males reported attempting suicide in the previous year. Lifetime experience of sexual assault, experience of dating violence in the past year, incidence of depression, sexual orientation and other potential risk factors were also examined. Results indicated that, in this urban youth sample, recent dating violence was found to be a significant predictor of suicide attempts in females while lifetime experience of sexual assault was a significant predictor of suicide attempts in males. The researchers concluded that educators and health professionals should screen for violence victimization in adolescents to identify potential suicide risks.