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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010
NCES 2011-002
November 2010


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: School years 199293 to 200809


Number of student, staff, and nonstudent school-associated violent deaths, and number of homicides and suicides of youth ages 518 at school: School years 199293 to 200809
1 The data from 19992000 onward are subject to change as additional information about confirmed cases is received and assessed. For more information on this survey, please see appendix A.
2 A school-associated violent death is defined as "a homicide, suicide, or legal intervention (involving a law enforcement officer), 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, 2009.
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), 19922009 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2010).
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