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

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Table 5.1.

Percentage and number of public and private school teachers who reported that they were threatened with injury by a student from school during the previous 12 months, by urbanicity and selected teacher and school characteristics: Various school years, 1993-94, 1999-2000, and 2003-04


  1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04
  Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number
Teacher or
school
characteristic
Total Total Total Total Total City Suburban Town Rural Total City Suburban Town Rural
                             
Total 11.7 342,100 8.8 305,200 6.8 10.0 6.0 5.4 4.7 253,100 109,800 78,100 27,500 37,700
                             
Sex                            
Male 14.7 115,900 11.0 95,200 8.5 13.8 6.9 6.5 5.4 78,500 36,700 22,200 8,700 11,000
Female 10.6 226,200 8.1 210,000 6.3 8.8 5.7 5.0 4.5 174,500 73,100 55,900 18,800 26,700
                             
Race/ethnicity1                            
White 11.5 295,100 8.6 252,600 6.4 10.0 5.6 5.4 4.4 199,000 80,000 61,700 24,600 32,800
Black 12.0 23,800 11.6 28,300 11.8 13.2 12.6 6.5 7.7 32,500 19,400 9,200 1,500 2,300!
Hispanic 13.2 15,900 9.1 17,200 5.6 5.9 5.3 3.5! 8.2! 12,500 6,100 4,200 900! 1300!
Other 13.5 7,300 8.4 7,100 8.7 10.0 8.8 4.3 7.9 9,100 4,400 2,900 500 1,300
                             
Instructional level2                            
Elementary 8.7 134,500 8.0 148,300 5.8 8.1 5.3 4.6 3.9 113,700 49,000 37,100 12,400 15,200
Secondary 15.0 207,500 9.9 157,000 8.0 12.4 6.8 6.2 5.5 139,400 60,800 40,900 15,100 22,600
                             
Sector                            
Public3 12.8 326,300 9.6 287,700 7.5 11.6 6.6 5.6 4.8 242,500 106,100 74,000 26,600 35,700
Private 4.2 15,700 3.9 17,500 2.3 2.0 2.3 3.2! 10,600 3,700 4,000 900! 2,000!
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, and, in 2003–04, more than one race. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
2 Instructional level divides teachers into elementary or secondary based on a combination of the grades taught, main teaching assignment, and the structure of the teachers class(es). Please see the glossary for a more detailed definition.
3 The public sector includes public, public charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs school teachers.
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded. Population sizes for teachers are 2,930,000 in 1993–94; 3,452,000 in 1999–2000; and 3,704,000 in 2003–04. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Estimates of number of reports are rounded to the nearest 100. Figures were revised and may differ from previously published data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," and "Private School Teacher Data File," 1993–94, 1999–2000, and 2003–04; "Charter School Teacher Data File," 1999–2000; and "Bureau of Indian Affairs Teacher Data File," 1999–2000 and 2003–04.
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