|Year||Total student, staff, and nonstudent school-associated violent deaths1||Homicides of youth ages 518||Suicides of youth ages 518|
|Homicides at school2||Total homicides3||Suicides at school2||Total suicides4|
— Not available.|
1 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 20, 2008.
2 Youth ages 518 from July 1, 1992, through June 30, 2008.
3 Youth ages 518 from July 1, 1992, through June 30, 2007.
4 Youth ages 518 in the calendar year from 1992 to 2006.
5 Data are preliminary and subject to change. The data are considered preliminary until interviews with school and law enforcement officials have been completed. The details learned during the interviews can occasionally change the classification of a case. Data from School-Associated Violent Deaths Surveillance Study (SAVD) from 1999-2000 onwards are considered preliminary. For more information on this survey, please see appendix A.
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 518 at school and total school-associated violent deaths are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 19922008 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2009); data on total suicides of youth ages 518 are from the CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System Fatal (WISQARS Fatal), 19992006, retrieved July 2009 from http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html; and data on total homicides of youth ages 518 for the 199293 through 200607 school years 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).