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


Figure 1.2.

Number of school-associated homicides, and suicides of youth ages 5–18, by location: 2007–08


Number of school-associated homicides, and suicides of youth ages 5–18, by location: 2007–08
1 Youth ages 5–18 from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008.
2 Data from School Associated Violent Deaths Surveillance Study (SAVD) are subject to change as additional information about confirmed cases is received and assessed. For more information on this survey, please see appendix A.
3 Youth ages 5–18 in the 2007 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. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
SOURCE: Data on 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), 1992–2009 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2010); data on total suicides of youth ages 5–18 are from the CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury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), 1999–2007, retrieved July 2010 from http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html; and data on total homicides of youth ages 5–18 for the 1992–93 through 2007–08 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 (June 2010).
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