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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 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: Various school years, 199394 through 200708


State Percent   Number   State Percent   Number
1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04 2007–08   1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04 2007–08   1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04   2007–08   1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04   2007–08
                                             
United States 12.8 9.6 7.5 8.1   326,300 287,700 242,500 276,700                          
                                             
Alabama 13.3 8.8 6.1 6.8   6,000 4,400 3,100 3,600   Montana 7.7 8.4 6.1   6.4   1,000 1,000 800   800
Alaska 13.7 10.9 8.9 7.8   1,100 900 800 600   Nebraska 10.4 9.9 7.5   7.2   2,100 2,300 1,900   1,700
Arizona 13.0 9.5 6.9 6.6   4,900 4,700 3,900 4,400   Nevada 13.2 11.6 7.3   9.3   1,700 2,000 1,500   2,200
Arkansas 13.8 10.1 4.8 5.7   4,200 3,100 1,800 2,000   New Hampshire 11.1 8.8 5.8   6.5   1,400 1,300 1,000   1,100
California 7.4 5.8 6.1 8.6   15,400 16,200 17,200 26,500   New Jersey 7.9 7.5 4.3   4.7   6,600 7,400 4,900   5,800
Colorado 13.1 6.6 3.8 6.9   4,700 2,800 1,900 3,400   New Mexico 12.8 10.2 7.8   12.8   2,500 2,200 1,700   3,000
Connecticut 11.9 9.1 6.9 7.2   4,200 3,800 3,100 3,600   New York 16.2 11.5 10.5   10.5   28,900 23,900 24,400   24,000
Delaware 18.7 11.4 7.7 11.7   1,300 900 600 1,000   North Carolina 17.1 12.8 8.7   9.6   12,400 11,000 8,300   9,200
District of Columbia 24.4 22.3 18.0 16.9   1,200 1,300 900 700   North Dakota 5.5 5.7 5.6   3.2   500 500 600   300
Florida 20.1 12.2 11.2 11.4   21,400 15,800 17,600 20,200   Ohio 15.2 9.6 6.2   8.7   16,900 11,800 8,300   11,700
Georgia 14.0 9.5 6.4 5.8   10,500 8,400 6,500 7,000   Oklahoma 11.0 8.5 6.1   7.4   4,600 3,900 2,800   3,400
Hawaii 9.9 9.4 9.1 7.6   1,100 1,100 1,200 1,000 !   Oregon 11.5 6.9 5.5   6.3   2,900 2,000 1,600   2,000
Idaho 9.8 7.9 5.4 5.9   1,200 1,100 800 1,000   Pennsylvania 11.0 9.5 9.5   4.6   12,600 12,000 11,900   6,300
Illinois 10.8 8.2 8.0 8.2   12,100 11,200 11,000 11,800   Rhode Island 13.4 10.2 4.6 !   8.7   1,200 1,200 600   1,100
Indiana 13.8 7.6 7.2 10.2   8,000 4,600 4,500 7,000   South Carolina 15.3 11.5 8.6   8.5   6,000 5,000 4,000   4,200
Iowa 9.4 10.7 4.9 6.6   3,400 4,100 1,900 2,600   South Dakota 6.5 7.9 5.3   7.7   700 900 600   900
Kansas 10.8 6.0 3.7 5.7   3,400 2,000 1,400 2,100   Tennessee 12.5 13.3 6.6   7.7   5,900 7,700 4,200   5,100
Kentucky 14.0 12.6 7.9 9.9   5,800 5,400 3,800 4,300   Texas 12.7 8.9 7.7   7.6   28,300 23,800 22,200   25,700
Louisiana 17.0 13.4 9.9 10.4   8,300 6,800 5,100 5,000   Utah 11.2 8.1 5.2   5.7   2,200 1,900 1,200   1,600
Maine 9.0 11.7 5.2 9.5   1,400 2,000 1,000 1,700   Vermont 12.4 9.9 4.9   7.6   900 900 500   800
Maryland 19.9 10.7 13.5 12.7   8,700 5,800 8,000 7,600   Virginia 14.9 12.1 6.5   8.2   9,700 9,800 6,000   7,600
Massachusetts 10.8 11.3 6.4 9.7   6,300 8,900 5,400 7,800   Washington 12.8 10.0 6.8   7.0   6,200 5,500 4,300   4,100
Michigan 10.8 8.0 9.3 6.0   8,900 8,000 9,200 5,900   West Virginia 11.4 10.0 7.2   8.0   2,400 2,300 1,600   1,800
Minnesota 9.6 9.5 8.2 7.3   4,200 5,500 5,000 4,700   Wisconsin 13.8 10.1 4.7   9.0   8,600 6,800 3,500   6,200
Mississippi 13.4 11.1 5.5 10.7   4,000 3,700 1,900 3,800   Wyoming 9.0 6.7 3.8 !   5.4   700 500 300 !   400
Missouri 12.6 11.3 8.3 8.7   7,800 7,200 6,200 6,400                          
! 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 Education school teachers. 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 Data File,” 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08; “Charter School Teacher Data File,” 1999–2000; and “Bureau of Indian Education Teacher Data File,” 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08.
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