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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 6:
Teachers Threatened With Injury or Attacked by Students


Table 6.1. Percentage and number of public and private school teachers who reported that they were threatened with injury by a student during the previous 12 months, by urbanicity and selected teacher and school characteristics: 1993–94 and 1998–2000
Teacher or school characteristic 1993–94 1998–2000
Percent Number Percent Number
Total Central city Urban fringe/ large town Small town/ rural Total Central city Urban fringe/ large town Small town/ rural Total Central city Urban fringe/ large town Small town/ rural Total Central city Urban fringe/ large town Small town/ rural
 
    Total 11.7 15.1 10.7 9.8 341,000 132,100 99,600 109,300 8.8 11.4 7.5 8.3 304,900 116,300 127,800 60,900
 
Sex
  Male 14.7 19.5 14.0 11.8 115,900 45,100 33,800 37,000 11.0 14.7 9.5 9.7 95,100 36,600 39,500 19,100
  Female 10.5 13.5 9.5 9.1 225,100 87,000 65,800 72,400 8.1 10.3 6.9 7.8 209,800 79,700 88,300 41,800
 
Race/ethnicity1
  White 11.5 15.4 10.5 9.9 294,300 103,900 88,400 102,000 8.6 11.2 7.5 8.2 252,500 85,400 112,300 54,800
  Black 11.9 13.0 12.6 8.5 23,600 14,600 5,300 3,700 11.6 14.1 7.5 11.3 28,300 18,700 6,000 3,600
  Hispanic 13.1 15.3 10.6 10.1 15,800 10,200 3,400 2,200 9.1 9.5 8.7 8.0 17,200 9,100 6,700 1,400
  Other 13.4 16.9 13.0 9.4 7,300 3,300 2,500 1,400 8.3 9.0 7.6 8.7 7,000 3,100 2,700 1,100
 
Instructional level2
  Elementary 8.7 11.7 7.4 7.3 133,600 56,300 35,900 41,400 8.0 10.0 6.6 8.0 148,100 57,700 60,500 29,800
  Secondary 15.0 19.3 14.2 12.5 207,400 75,800 63,700 67,900 9.9 13.2 8.6 8.6 156,900 58,500 67,200 31,100
 
Sector
  Public 12.8 17.8 11.6 10.2 325,400 126,800 92,600 106,000 9.6 13.5 7.9 8.6 287,400 109,300 119,300 58,800
  Private 4.2 3.3 5.0 4.6 15,600 5,300 7,000 3,300 3.9 3.3 4.5 4.0 17,500 7,000 8,400 2,100
1 Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
2 Elementary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is less than or equal to grade 6 and the highest grade is less than or equal to grade 8. Secondary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is greater than or equal to grade 7 and the highest grade is less than or equal to grade 12.
NOTE: Population sizes for teachers are 2,940,000 in 1993–94 and 3,451,000 in 1998–2000. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public, Private and Charter Teacher and School Surveys," 1993–94 and 1998–2000.



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