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


Table 5.1.

Percentage and number of public and private school teachers who reported that they were threatened with injury by a student from school during the previous 12 months, by locale and selected teacher or school characteristics: Various school years, 1993–94 through 2007–08


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 11.7 342,100   8.8 305,200   6.8 253,100   7.5 10.3   6.4 7.5   5.7   289,600 110,800   88,500 37,600   52,800  
                                                   
Sex                                                  
Male 14.7 115,900   11.0 95,200   8.5 78,500   9.3 13.1   8.2 8.0   7.0   88,500 35,900   26,900 9,700   16,000  
Female 10.6 226,200   8.1 210,000   6.3 174,500   6.9 9.3   5.9 7.3   5.3   201,100 74,900   61,600 27,900   36,700  
                                                   
Race/ethnicity1                                                  
White 11.5 295,100   8.6 252,600   6.4 199,000   7.2 10.3   6.2 7.6   5.7   234,500 81,000   72,100 33,900   47,400  
Black 12.0 23,800   11.6 28,300   11.8 32,500   11.0 13.5   10.7 6.2   6.6   28,500 16,000   8,700 1,200   2,600 !
Hispanic 13.2 15,900   9.1 17,200   5.6 12,500   6.7 8.3   4.7 7.3 ! 5.4 ! 18,000 10,500   4,100 1,700 ! 1,700 !
Other 13.5 7,300   8.4 7,100   8.7 9,100   7.6 7.6 ! 8.8 6.2 ! 5.5   8,600 3,300 ! 3,600 700 ! 1,000  
                                                   
Instructional level2                                                  
Elementary 8.7 134,500   8.0 148,300   5.8 113,700   6.6 9.2   5.4 7.5   4.8   129,400 49,800   37,400 19,600   22,600  
Secondary 15.0 207,500   9.9 157,000   8.0 139,400   8.4 11.4   7.5 7.4   6.7   160,200 61,000   51,000 17,900   30,200  
                                                   
Sector                                                  
Public3 12.8 326,300   9.6 287,700   7.5 242,500   8.1 12.1   7.0 7.8   5.9   276,700 106,200   83,700 36,300   50,600  
Private 4.2 15,700   3.9 17,500   2.3 10,600   2.6 2.3   2.7 3.6 ! 3.2   12,800 4,600   4,800 1,300 ! 2,200  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
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. Figures were revised and may differ from previously published data.
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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