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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007
NCES 2008-021
December 2007

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Table 1.2.

Number of school-associated violent deaths of students, staff, and nonstudents, by type: 1992-2006


Year Total Homicides Suicides Legal
interventions
Unintentional
deaths
1992–93 57 47 10 0 0
1993–94 48 38 10 0 0
1994–95 48 39 8 0 1
1995–96 53 46 6 1 0
1996–97 48 45 2 1 0
1997–98 57 47 9 1 0
1998–99 47 38 6 2 1
1999–2000 36 24 11 0 1
2000–01 30 24 5 1 0
2001–02 37 26 9 1 1
2002–03 35 25 10 0 0
2003–04 36 31 5 0 0
2004–05 50 39 9 2 0
2005–061 35 26 7 2 0
1 Data are preliminary and subject to change.
NOTE: School-associated violent deaths include a homicide, suicide, legal intervention (involving a law enforcement officer), 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 school or while the victim was attending or traveling to or from an official school-sponsored event. Victims include students, staff members, and others who are not students, from July 1, 1992, through June 30, 2006.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1992–2006 School-Associated Violent Deaths Surveillance Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (June 2007).
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