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

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Table 5.2.

Percentage and number of public and private school teachers who reported that they were physically attacked 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 4.1 120,000 3.9 134,700 3.4 4.8 3.2 3.0 2.2 127,500 52,800 41,900 15,100 17,700
                             
Sex                            
Male 3.9 30,800 3.6 30,600 2.6 4.7 1.9 1.7 1.4 23,600 12,600 6,000 2,300 2,700
Female 4.2 89,200 4.0 104,100 3.7 4.8 3.7 3.4 2.5 104,000 40,300 35,900 12,900 14,900
                             
Race/ethnicity1                            
White 4.0 103,400 3.8 111,600 3.2 4.6 3.0 3.1 2.1 100,500 37,300 33,500 14,100 15,600
Black 3.9 7,700 4.8 11,600 5.5 6.7 4.5 4.6 ! 15,100 9,900 3,300 1,400 !
Hispanic 5.1 6,200 4.6 8,800 3.1 2.8 ! 4.4 ! 2.0 ! 7,000 2,900 ! 3,500 ! 300 !
Other 5.1 2,800 3.2 2,700 4.8 6.5 ! 4.8 ! 2.3 ! 1.9 ! 5,000 2,800 ! 1,600 ! 300 ! 300 !
                             
Instructional level2                            
Elementary 4.9 76,200 5.5 102,100 4.5 5.5 4.3 4.2 3.4 88,100 33,300 30,400 11,200 13,200
Secondary 3.2 43,800 2.1 32,600 2.3 4.0 1.9 1.6 1.1 39,500 19,500 11,500 3,900 4,500
                             
Sector                            
Public3 4.4 111,300 4.2 125,100 3.7 5.5 3.5 3.0 2.2 120,000 50,600 38,700 14,200 16,500
Private 2.3 8,700 2.1 9,600 1.6 1.2 ! 1.8 2.3 ! 1.9 ! 7,500 2,200 ! 3,200 900 ! 1,200 !
! 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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