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

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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


StatePercent  Number StatePercent Number
1993–941999–20002003–04   1993–941999–20002003–04 1993–941999–20002003–04   1993–94   1999–20002003–04  
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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