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


Figure 1.2.

Number of school-associated violent deaths, homicides, and suicides of youth ages 5–18, by location: 2006–07


Number of school-associated violent deaths, homicides, and suicides of youth ages 5–18, by location: 2006–07
1 Youth ages 5–18 from July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.
2 Data from School Associated Violent Deaths Surveillance Study (SAVD) are considered preliminary. For more information on this survey, please see appendix A.
3 Youth ages 5–18 in the 2006 calendar year.
4 This number approximates the number of suicides away from school. Use caution when interpreting this number due to timeline differences.
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. Due to missing data for total suicides and homicides for the 2007–08 school year, this figure contains data for the 2006–07 school year. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
SOURCE: Data on total homicides and suicides of youth ages 5–18 at school and total school-associated violent deaths are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2006–07 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2009); data on total suicides of youth ages 5–18 are from the CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System Fatal (WISQARS™ Fatal), 1999–2006, retrieved July 2009 from http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html; and data on total homicides of youth ages 5–18 for the 2006–07 school year are from the Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and tabulated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, preliminary data (May 2009).
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