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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008
NCES 2009-022
April 2009

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Table 1.1.

Number of school-associated violent deaths, homicides, and suicides of youth ages 5–18, by location and year: 1992–2007


Year Total student, staff, and nonstudent school-associated violent deaths1
Homicides of youth ages 5–18 Suicides of youth ages 5–18
Homicides at school2 Total homicides3 Suicides at school2 Total suicides4
 
1992–93  57 34 2,689   6 1,680
1993–94  48 29 2,879   7 1,723
1994–95  48 28 2,654   7 1,767
1995–96  53 32 2,512   6 1,725
1996–97  48 28 2,189   1 1,633
1997–98  57 34 2,056   6 1,626
1998–99  47 33 1,762   4 1,597
1999–2000  37 13 1,537   8 1,415
2000–01  32 14 1,466   4 1,493
2001–02  38 16 1,468   6 1,400
2002–03  35 18 1,515   9 1,331
2003–04  41 22 1,437   4 1,285
2004–05  51 22 1,535   7 1,471
2005–06  41 19 1,646   3 1,408
2006–075  55 27   8
— Not available.
1 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, 2007.
2 Youth ages 5–18 from July 1, 1992, through June 30, 2007.
3 Youth ages 5–18 from July 1, 1992, through June 30, 2006.
4 Youth ages 5–18 in the calendar year from 1992 to 2005.
5 Data are preliminary and subject to change.
NOTE: "At school" includes on school property, on the way to or from regular sessions at school, and while attending or traveling to or from a school-sponsored event. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
SOURCE: Data on homicides and suicides of youth ages 5–18 at school and total school-associated violent deaths are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1992–2007 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2008); data on total suicides of youth ages 5–18 are from the CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System Fatal (WISQARS™ Fatal), 1999–2005, retrieved July 2008 from www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/; and data on total homicides of youth ages 5–18 for the 1992–93 through 2005–06 school years are from the Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and tabulated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, preliminary data (May 2008).
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