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

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Table 5.4.

Percentage and number of public school teachers who reported that they were physically attacked 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 4.4 4.2 3.7   4.3   111,300 125,100 120,000   145,100                              
                                                     
Alabama 3.2 3.8 2.7   3.2 !   1,400 1,900 1,400   1,700 !   Montana 2.7 2.7 1.9   4.0   300   300   200   500
Alaska 6.6 5.2 6.0   6.7   500 400 500   500   Nebraska 3.6 3.8 4.1   4.2   700   900   1,100   1,000
Arizona 3.6 4.5 2.6   5.0   1,300 2,200 1,500   3,300   Nevada 4.5 8.1 3.7 !   3.3 !   600   1,400   700 !   800
Arkansas 3.0 2.5 2.7   3.9   900 800 1,000   1,400   New Hampshire 3.0 4.2 2.8 !   2.2 !   400   600   500 !   400
California 2.9 2.5 2.0   3.6   6,000 6,900 5,800   11,000   New Jersey 2.4 3.4 2.0 !   1.8 !   2,000   3,300   2,200 !   2,300
Colorado 4.9 3.1 1.5 !   4.7   1,800 1,300 700 ! 2,300   New Mexico 4.4 6.7 5.8   4.3 !   800   1,500   1,300   1,000
Connecticut 3.5 4.1 2.8   3.3 !   1,200 1,700 1,200   1,700   New York 6.7 5.2 6.6   6.4   12,000   10,900   15,300   14,600
Delaware 7.1 5.3 3.1 !   5.4   500 400 200 ! 400 !   North Carolina 6.0 5.5 4.4   5.9 !   4,300   4,800   4,200   5,700
District of Columbia 8.4 9.1 5.2   7.1   400 500 300   300   North Dakota 2.9 2.1 2.3   1.7 !   200   200   200   200
Florida 4.9 6.7 6.5   4.0   5,200 8,600 10,200   7,100   Ohio 3.6 2.9 2.5 !   2.2 !   4,000   3,500   3,400 !   2,900
Georgia 3.4 3.6 4.6   4.0   2,500 3,100 4,700   4,900   Oklahoma 3.8 4.4 3.0   3.1   1,600   2,000   1,400   1,400
Hawaii 2.9 3.2 5.4   4.1 !   300 400 700   500 !   Oregon 3.4 3.1 1.4 !   3.9 !   900   900   400 !   1,200
Idaho 4.2 4.4 2.5 !   2.9 !   500 600 400 ! 500 !   Pennsylvania 3.6 4.5 4.9   3.8   4,100   5,700   6,200   5,200
Illinois 4.4 2.7 2.3 !   3.9   4,900 3,700 3,200 ! 5,700   Rhode Island 4.2 4.8 2.4 !     400   600   300 !  
Indiana 3.0 3.0 4.1 !   4.7   1,700 1,800 2,600 ! 3,200   South Carolina 3.8 5.3 3.2   2.9 !   1,500   2,300   1,500   1,400
Iowa 4.3 3.9 2.4   3.1   1,500 1,500 900   1,200 !   South Dakota 2.6 4.0 2.8   4.5   300   500   300   500
Kansas 3.8 2.9 3.3   5.0   1,200 1,000 1,200   1,900   Tennessee 3.5 2.6 3.5   3.9   1,700   1,500   2,200   2,600
Kentucky 3.8 4.5 2.7   5.8   1,600 1,900 1,300 ! 2,600   Texas 4.0 4.8 3.9   4.2   9,000   12,800   11,200   14,100
Louisiana 6.6 5.0 2.7   4.0 !   3,200 2,600 1,400   1,900 !   Utah 7.0 2.6 4.1   3.8 !   1,400   600   1,000   1,000
Maine 2.4 6.3 3.3 !   5.2   400 1,100 600 ! 900   Vermont 8.6 5.3 1.8 !   4.2   600   500   200 !   400
Maryland 8.6 4.6 6.5   8.4   3,800 2,500 3,900   5,000   Virginia 6.9 4.9 2.7 !   6.0   4,500   3,900   2,500 !   5,600
Massachusetts 4.7 4.3 3.9   4.1   2,800 3,400 3,200   3,300   Washington 4.7 5.1 4.2   4.1   2,300   2,800   2,600   2,400
Michigan 6.5 3.8 4.9   3.5 !   5,300 3,800 4,900   3,400 !   West Virginia 3.0 3.4 3.2   3.9   600   800   700   900
Minnesota 4.5 4.5 3.6   6.6   2,000 2,600 2,200   4,200   Wisconsin 4.0 4.4 2.3   6.6   2,500   3,000   1,700   4,600
Mississippi 4.1 3.7 0.9 !   2.9   1,200 1,200 300 ! 1,000   Wyoming 2.7 2.5 2.6 !   3.0   200   200   200 !   200
Missouri 3.2 5.6 5.5   5.3   2,000 3,600 4,100   3,800                              
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
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. Details 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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