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

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Table 1.2.

Number of school-associated violent deaths of students, staff, and nonstudents, by type: School years 199293 to 200809


Year Total Homicides Suicides Legal interventions Unintentional firearm-
related deaths
1992–93 57 47 10 0 0
1993–94 48 38 10 0 0
1994–95 48 39 8 0 1
1995–96 53 46 6 1 0
1996–97 48 45 2 1 0
1997–98 57 47 9 1 0
1998–99 47 38 6 2 1
1999–20001 38 26 11 0 1
2000–011 33 26 6 1 0
2001–021 38 27 9 1 1
2002–031 36 25 11 0 0
2003–041 46 38 7 1 0
2004–051 52 40 10 2 0
2005–061 43 36 6 1 0
2006–071 59 44 12 2 1
2007–081 47 38 7 2 0
2008–091 38 24 14 0 0
1 Data are subject to change as additional information is received and assessed.
NOTE: 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. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
SOURCE: 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2010).
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