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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 1:
Violent Deaths at School and Away From School


Table 1.1. Number of school-associated violent deaths and number of homicides and suicides of youth ages 5–19, by location: 1992–2002
Year Total student, staff, and nonstudent school-associated violent deaths1 Homicides of youth ages 5–19 Suicides of youth ages 5–19
Homicides2 at school Homicides2 away from school Suicides2 at school Suicides3 away from school
  Total 1992–2002 462 261 28,500 55 20,390
 
1992–93 57 34 3,584 6 2,199
1993–94 48 29 3,804 7 2,263
1994–95 48 28 3,552 7 2,220
1995–96 53 32 3,305 6 2,113
1996–97 48 28 2,952 1 2,108
1997–98 57 34 2,728 6 2,055
1998–99 47 33 2,366 4 1,855
1998–20004 35 14 2,126 8 1,920
2000–014 31 12 2,047 5 1,885
2001–024 38 17 2,036 5 1,772
1 School-associated violent deaths include a homicide, suicide, legal intervention, or unintentional firearm-related death in which the fatal injury occurred on the campus of a functioning elementary or secondary school in the United States, while the victim was on the way to or from regular sessions at such a school, or while the victim was attending or traveling to or from an official school-sponsored event. Victims included students, staff members, and nonstudents. Total school-associated violent deaths include: in 1992–93, 47 homicides and 10 suicides; 1993–94, 38 homicides and 10 suicides; 1994–95, 39 homicides, 8 suicides, and 1 unintentional death; 1995–96, 46 homicides, 6 suicides, and 1 legal intervention; 1996–97, 45 homicides, 2 suicides, and 1 legal intervention; 1997–98, 47 homicides, 9 suicides, and 1 legal intervention; 1998–99, 38 homicides, 6 suicides, 2 legal interventions, and 1 unintentional death; 1998– 2000, 24 homicides, 10 suicides, and 1 unintentional death; 2000–01, 23 homicides, 7 suicides, and 1 legal intervention; 2001–02, 27 homicides, 9 suicides, and 2 legal interventions.
2 Youth ages 5–19 from July 1, 1992, through June 30, 2002.
3 Youth ages 5–19 in the calendar year from 1993 to 2002.
4 Data are preliminary and subject to change.
NOTE: "At school" includes on school property, on the way to or from regular sessions at school, and while attending or traveling to or from a school-sponsored event. Due to missing data for suicides for the 2002–03 school year, the findings for this indicator reflect data through the 2001–02 school year.
SOURCE: Data on homicides and suicides of youth ages 5–19 at school and total school-associated violent deaths are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1992–2002 School-Associated Violent Deaths Surveillance Study, partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (March 2005); data on suicides of youth ages 5–19 are from the CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System Fatal (WISQARS(tm) Fatal) (2005) retrieved March 2005, from http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars; and data on homicides of youth ages 5–19 away from school for the 1992–93 through 2001–02 school year are from the Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and tabulated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, preliminary data (March 2005).



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