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

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Table 5.4.

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


  Percent Number     Percent Number
State 1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04 1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04   State 1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04 1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04
                             
United States 4.4 4.2 3.7 111,300 125,100 120,000                
                             
Alabama 3.2 3.8 2.7 1,400 1,900 1,400   Montana 2.7 2.7 1.9 300 300 200
Alaska 6.6 5.2 6.0 500 400 500   Nebraska 3.6 3.8 4.1 700 900 1,100
Arizona 3.6 4.5 2.6 1,300 2,200 1,500   Nevada 4.5 8.1 3.7! 600 1,400 700!
Arkansas 3.0 2.5 2.7 900 800 1,000   New Hampshire 3.0 4.2 2.8! 400 600 500!
California 2.9 2.5 2.0 6,000 6,900 5,800   New Jersey 2.4 3.4 2.0! 2,000 3,300 2,200!
Colorado 4.9 3.1 1.5! 1,800 1,300 700!   New Mexico 4.4 6.7 5.8 800 1,500 1,300
Connecticut 3.5 4.1 2.8 1,200 1,700 1,200   New York 6.7 5.2 6.6 12,000 10,900 15,300
Delaware 7.1 5.3 3.1! 500 400 200!   North Carolina 6.0 5.5 4.4 4,300 4,800 4,200
District of Columbia 8.4 9.1 5.2 400 500 300   North Dakota 2.9 2.1 2.3 200 200 200
Florida 4.9 6.7 6.5 5,200 8,600 10,200   Ohio 3.6 2.9 2.5! 4,000 3,500 3,400!
Georgia 3.4 3.6 4.6 2,500 3,100 4,700   Oklahoma 3.8 4.4 3.0 1,600 2,000 1,400
Hawaii 2.9 3.2 5.4 300 400 700   Oregon 3.4 3.1 1.4! 900 900 400!
Idaho 4.2 4.4 2.5! 500 600 400!   Pennsylvania 3.6 4.5 4.9 4,100! 5,700 6,200
Illinois 4.4 2.7 2.3! 4,900 3,700 3,200!   Rhode Island 4.2 4.8 2.4! 400 600 300!
Indiana 3.0 3.0 4.1! 1,700 1,800 2,600!   South Carolina 3.8 5.3 3.2 1,500 2,300 1,500
Iowa 4.3 3.9 2.4 1,500 1,500 900   South Dakota 2.6 4.0 2.8 300 500 300
Kansas 3.8 2.9 3.3 1,200 1,000 1,200   Tennessee 3.5 2.6 3.5 1,700 1,500 2,200!
Kentucky 3.8 4.5 2.7 1,600 1,900 1,300!   Texas 4.0 4.8 3.9 9,000 12,800 11,200
Louisiana 6.6 5.0 2.7 3,200 2,600 1,400   Utah 7.0 2.6 4.1 1,400 600 1,000
Maine 2.4 6.3 3.3! 400 1,100 600!   Vermont 8.6 5.3 600 500
Maryland 8.6 4.6 6.5 3,800 2,500 3,900   Virginia 6.9 4.9 2.7! 4,500 3,900 2,500!
Massachusetts 4.7 4.3 3.9 2,800 3,400 3,200   Washington 4.7 5.1 4.2 2,300 2,800 2,600
Michigan 6.5 3.8 4.9 5,300 3,800 4,900   West Virginia 3.0 3.4 3.2 600 800 700
Minnesota 4.5 4.5 3.6 2,000 2,600 2,200   Wisconsin 4.0 4.4 2.3 2,500 3,000 1,700!
Mississippi 4.1 3.7 0.9! 1,200 1,200 300!   Wyoming 2.7 2.5 200 200
Missouri 3.2 5.6 5.5 2,000 3,600 4,100                
! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded. Private school teachers are excluded because the data are not state representative. The public sector includes public, public charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs school teachers. 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Questionnaire," 1993–94, 1999–2000, and 2003–04; "Charter School Questionnaire," 1999–2000; and "Bureau of Indian Affairs Teacher Questionnaire," 1999–2000 and 2003–04.
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