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

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Table 5.3.

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


StatePercent  Number StatePercent Number
1993–941999–20002003–04   1993–941999–20002003–04 1993–941999–20002003–04   1993–941999–20002003–04  
United States 12.8 9.6 7.5   326,300 287,700 242,500                    
                                   
Alabama 13.3 8.8 6.1   6,000 4,400 3,100   Montana 7.7 8.4 6.1   1,000 1,000 800  
Alaska 13.7 10.9 8.9   1,100 900 800   Nebraska 10.4 9.9 7.5   2,100 2,300 1,900  
Arizona 13.0 9.5 6.9   4,900 4,700 3,900   Nevada 13.2 11.6 7.3   1,700 2,000 1,500  
Arkansas 13.8 10.1 4.8   4,200 3,100 1,800   New Hampshire 11.1 8.8 5.8   1,400 1,300 1,000  
California 7.4 5.8 6.1   15,400 16,200 17,200   New Jersey 7.9 7.5 4.3   6,600 7,400 4,900  
Colorado 13.1 6.6 3.8   4,700 2,800 1,900   New Mexico 12.8 10.2 7.8   2,500 2,200 1,700  
Connecticut 11.9 9.1 6.9   4,200 3,800 3,100   New York 16.2 11.5 10.5   28,900 23,900 24,400  
Delaware 18.7 11.4 7.7   1,300 900 600   North Carolina 17.1 12.8 8.7   12,400 11,000 8,300  
District of Columbia 24.4 22.3 18.0   1,200 1,300 900   North Dakota 5.5 5.7 5.6   500 500 600  
Florida 20.1 12.2 11.2   21,400 15,800 17,600   Ohio 15.2 9.6 6.2   16,900 11,800 8,300  
Georgia 14.0 9.5 6.4   10,500 8,400 6,500   Oklahoma 11.0 8.5 6.1   4,600 3,900 2,800  
Hawaii 9.9 9.4 9.1   1,100 1,100 1,200   Oregon 11.5 6.9 5.5   2,900 2,000 1,600  
Idaho 9.8 7.9 5.4   1,200 1,100 800   Pennsylvania 11.0 9.5 9.5   12,600 12,000 11,900  
Illinois 10.8 8.2 8.0   12,100 11,200 11,000   Rhode Island 13.4 10.2 4.6 ! 1,200 1,200 600 !
Indiana 13.8 7.6 7.2   8,000 4,600 4,500   South Carolina 15.3 11.5 8.6   6,000 5,000 4,000  
Iowa 9.4 10.7 4.9   3,400 4,100 1,900   South Dakota 6.5 7.9 5.3   700 900 600  
Kansas 10.8 6.0 3.7   3,400 2,000 1,400   Tennessee 12.5 13.3 6.6   5,900 7,700 4,200  
Kentucky 14.0 12.6 7.9   5,800 5,400 3,800   Texas 12.7 8.9 7.7   28,300 23,800 22,200  
Louisiana 17.0 13.4 9.9   8,300 6,800 5,100   Utah 11.2 8.1 5.2   2,200 1,900 1,200  
Maine 9.0 11.7 5.2   1,400 2,000 1,000   Vermont 12.4 9.9 4.9   900 900 500  
Maryland 19.9 10.7 13.5   8,700 5,800 8,000   Virginia 14.9 12.1 6.5   9,700 9,800 6,000  
Massachusetts 10.8 11.3 6.4   6,300 8,900 5,400   Washington 12.8 10.0 6.8   6,200 5,500 4,300  
Michigan 10.8 8.0 9.3   8,900 8,000 9,200   West Virginia 11.4 10.0 7.2   2,400 2,300 1,600  
Minnesota 9.6 9.5 8.2   4,200 5,500 5,000   Wisconsin 13.8 10.1 4.7   8,600 6,800 3,500  
Mississippi 13.4 11.1 5.5   4,000 3,700 1,900   Wyoming 9.0 6.7 3.8 ! 700 500 300 !
Missouri 12.6 11.3 8.3   7,800 7,200 6,200                    
! 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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