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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 2009


Figure 1.1.

Number of student, staff, and nonstudent school-associated violent deaths, and number of homicides and suicides of youth ages 518 at school: 19922008


Number of student, staff, and nonstudent school-associated violent deaths, and number of homicides and suicides of youth ages 518 at school: 19922008
1 Data from School Associated Violent Deaths Surveillance Study (SAVD) from 1999–2000 onward are considered preliminary. For more information on this survey, please see appendix A.
2 A school-associated violent death is defined as 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, 2008.
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 are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1992–2008 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2009).
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