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

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Table 1.2.

Number of school-associated violent deaths of students, staff, and nonstudents, by type: 1992–2007


Year Total Homicides Suicides Legal interventions Unintentional firearm-related 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  37 25 11 0 1
2000–01  32 26 5 1 0
2001–02  38 27 9 1 1
2002–03  35 25 10 0 0
2003–04  41 34 6 1 0
2004–05  51 40 9 2 0
2005–06  41 34 6 1 0
2006–071  55 40 12 2 1
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, 2007. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
SOURCE: 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2008).
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