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

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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


Teacher or
school
characteristic
1993–94   1999–2000   2003–04
Per-
cent
Total
Num-
ber
Total
  Per-
cent
Total
Num-
ber
Total
 Percent   Number
  TotalCity   Sub-
urban
  Town   Rural   TotalCity   Sub-
urban
  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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