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


Table 5.2.

Percentage and number of public and private school teachers who reported that they were physically attacked by a student from school during the previous 12 months, by urbanicity and selected teacher and school characteristics: Various school years, 199394 through 200708


Teacher or school characteristic 1993–94   1999–2000   2003–04   2007–08
Percent Number   Percent Number   Percent Number   Percent   Number
Total Total   Total Total   Total Total   Total   City   Suburban   Town   Rural   Total   City   Suburban   Town   Rural  
                                                           
Total 4.1 120,000   3.9 134,700   3.4 127,500   4.0   4.9   3.9   4.0   3.0   154,400   52,800   53,400   20,000   28,100  
                                                           
Sex                                                          
Male 3.9 30,800   3.6 30,600   2.6 23,600   3.7   5.5   3.9   2.8 ! 1.7   34,900   14,900   12,600   3,400 ! 3,900  
Female 4.2 89,200   4.0 104,100   3.7 104,000   4.1   4.7   3.9   4.4   3.5   119,500   37,900   40,800   16,600   24,200  
                                                           
Race/ethnicity1                                                          
White 4.0 103,400   3.8 111,600   3.2 100,500   4.0   5.2   3.8   4.1   3.2   131,000   41,200   44,900   18,400   26,600  
Black 3.9 7,700   4.8 11,600   5.5 15,100   4.8   5.5   5.7 !     12,300   6,600   4,600 !    
Hispanic 5.1 6,200   4.6 8,800   3.1 7,000   3.0   3.5 ! 2.6 !   1.0 ! 8,100   4,500 ! 2,200 !   300 !
Other 5.1 2,800   3.2 2,700   4.8 5,000   2.6 ! 1.5 !     2.4 ! 3,000 ! 700 !     400 !
                                                           
Instructional level2                                                          
Elementary 4.9 76,200   5.5 102,100   4.5 88,100   5.7   7.1   5.4   6.2   4.4   113,100   38,500   37,700   16,200   20,700  
Secondary 3.2 43,800   2.1 32,600   2.3 39,500   2.2   2.7   2.3   1.6   1.6   41,300   14,400   15,700   3,900   7,400  
                                                           
Sector                                                          
Public3 4.4 111,300   4.2 125,100   3.7 120,000   4.3   5.7   4.1   4.1   3.2   145,100   50,000   48,900   19,200   27,000  
Private 2.3 8,700   2.1 9,600   1.6 7,500   1.9   1.4   2.5   2.3 ! 1.7 ! 9,300   2,900   4,500   800 ! 1,100 !
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, and, in 2003–04 and 2007–08, two or more races. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
2 Instructional level divides teachers into elementary or secondary based on a combination of the grades taught, main teaching assignment, and the structure of the teachers’ class(es). Please see the glossary for a more detailed definition.
3 The public sector includes public, public charter, and Bureau of Indian Education school teachers.
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded. 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,” and “Private 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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