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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011
NCES 2012-002
February 2012

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Table 1.2.

Number of school-associated violent deaths of students, staff, and nonstudents, by type: School years 1992–93 to 2009–10


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 37 26 11 0 0
2000–011 34 26 7 1 0
2001–021 36 27 8 1 0
2002–031 36 25 11 0 0
2003–041 45 37 7 1 0
2004–051 52 40 10 2 0
2005–061 44 37 6 1 0
2006–071 63 48 13 2 0
2007–081 47 38 7 2 0
2008–091 41 26 15 0 0
2009–101 33 25 5 3 0
1 The data from 1999–2000 onward are subject to change until interviews with school and law enforcement officials have been completed. The details learned during the interviews can occasionally change the classification of a case. For more information on this survey, please see appendix A.
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), 1992–2010 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Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, previously unpublished tabulation (July 2011).
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