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


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


  Percent   Number  
State 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 !
Alaska 6.6 5.2 6.0   6.7   500 400 500   500  
Arizona 3.6 4.5 2.6   5.0   1,300 2,200 1,500   3,300  
Arkansas 3.0 2.5 2.7   3.9   900 800 1,000   1,400  
California 2.9 2.5 2.0   3.6   6,000 6,900 5,800   11,000  
Colorado 4.9 3.1 1.5 ! 4.7   1,800 1,300 700 ! 2,300  
Connecticut 3.5 4.1 2.8   3.3 ! 1,200 1,700 1,200   1,700  
Delaware 7.1 5.3 3.1 ! 5.4   500 400 200 ! 400 !
District of Columbia 8.4 9.1 5.2   7.1   400 500 300   300  
Florida 4.9 6.7 6.5   4.0   5,200 8,600 10,200   7,100  
Georgia 3.4 3.6 4.6   4.0   2,500 3,100 4,700   4,900  
Hawaii 2.9 3.2 5.4   4.1 ! 300 400 700   500 !
Idaho 4.2 4.4 2.5 ! 2.9 ! 500 600 400 ! 500 !
Illinois 4.4 2.7 2.3 ! 3.9   4,900 3,700 3,200 ! 5,700  
Indiana 3.0 3.0 4.1 ! 4.7   1,700 1,800 2,600 ! 3,200  
Iowa 4.3 3.9 2.4   3.1   1,500 1,500 900   1,200 !
Kansas 3.8 2.9 3.3   5.0   1,200 1,000 1,200   1,900  
Kentucky 3.8 4.5 2.7   5.8   1,600 1,900 1,300 ! 2,600  
Louisiana 6.6 5.0 2.7   4.0 ! 3,200 2,600 1,400   1,900 !
Maine 2.4 6.3 3.3 ! 5.2   400 1,100 600 ! 900  
Maryland 8.6 4.6 6.5   8.4   3,800 2,500 3,900   5,000  
Massachusetts 4.7 4.3 3.9   4.1   2,800 3,400 3,200   3,300  
Michigan 6.5 3.8 4.9   3.5 ! 5,300 3,800 4,900   3,400 !
Minnesota 4.5 4.5 3.6   6.6   2,000 2,600 2,200   4,200  
Mississippi 4.1 3.7 0.9 ! 2.9   1,200 1,200 300 ! 1,000  
Missouri 3.2 5.6 5.5   5.3   2,000 3,600 4,100   3,800  
Montana 2.7 2.7 1.9   4.0   300 300 200   500  
Nebraska 3.6 3.8 4.1   4.2   700 900 1,100   1,000  
Nevada 4.5 8.1 3.7 ! 3.3 ! 600 1,400 700 ! 800 !
New Hampshire 3.0 4.2 2.8 ! 2.2 ! 400 600 500 ! 400 !
New Jersey 2.4 3.4 2.0 ! 1.8 ! 2,000 3,300 2,200 ! 2,300 !
New Mexico 4.4 6.7 5.8   4.3 ! 800 1,500 1,300   1,000 !
New York 6.7 5.2 6.6   6.4   12,000 10,900 15,300   14,600  
North Carolina 6.0 5.5 4.4   5.9 ! 4,300 4,800 4,200   5,700  
North Dakota 2.9 2.1 2.3   1.7 ! 200 200 200   200 !
Ohio 3.6 2.9 2.5 ! 2.2 ! 4,000 3,500 3,400 ! 2,900 !
Oklahoma 3.8 4.4 3.0   3.1   1,600 2,000 1,400   1,400  
Oregon 3.4 3.1 1.4 ! 3.9 ! 900 900 400 ! 1,200 !
Pennsylvania 3.6 4.5 4.9   3.8   4,100 5,700 6,200   5,200  
Rhode Island 4.2 4.8 2.4 !   400 600 300 !  
South Carolina 3.8 5.3 3.2   2.9 ! 1,500 2,300 1,500   1,400 !
South Dakota 2.6 4.0 2.8   4.5   300 500 300   500  
Tennessee 3.5 2.6 3.5   3.9   1,700 1,500 2,200   2,600  
Texas 4.0 4.8 3.9   4.2   9,000 12,800 11,200   14,100  
Utah 7.0 2.6 4.1   3.8 ! 1,400 600 1,000   1,000 !
Vermont 8.6 5.3 1.8 ! 4.2   600 500 200 ! 400 !
Virginia 6.9 4.9 2.7 ! 6.0   4,500 3,900 2,500 ! 5,600  
Washington 4.7 5.1 4.2   4.1   2,300 2,800 2,600   2,400 !
West Virginia 3.0 3.4 3.2   3.9   600 800 700   900  
Wisconsin 4.0 4.4 2.3   6.6   2,500 3,000 1,700   4,600  
Wyoming 2.7 2.5 2.6 ! 3.0   200 200 200 ! 200 !
! 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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