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


Table 5.3.

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


State Percent threatened   Number threatened
1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04   2007–08   1993–94 1999–2000 2003–04   2007–08  
                         
United States 12.8 9.6 7.5   8.1   326,300 287,700 242,500   276,700  
                         
Alabama 13.3 8.8 6.1   6.8   6,000 4,400 3,100   3,600  
Alaska 13.7 10.9 8.9   7.8   1,100 900 800   600  
Arizona 13.0 9.5 6.9   6.6   4,900 4,700 3,900   4,400  
Arkansas 13.8 10.1 4.8   5.7   4,200 3,100 1,800   2,000  
California 7.4 5.8 6.1   8.6   15,400 16,200 17,200   26,500  
Colorado 13.1 6.6 3.8   6.9   4,700 2,800 1,900   3,400  
Connecticut 11.9 9.1 6.9   7.2   4,200 3,800 3,100   3,600  
Delaware 18.7 11.4 7.7   11.7   1,300 900 600   1,000  
District of Columbia 24.4 22.3 18.0   16.9   1,200 1,300 900   700  
Florida 20.1 12.2 11.2   11.4   21,400 15,800 17,600   20,200  
Georgia 14.0 9.5 6.4   5.8   10,500 8,400 6,500   7,000  
Hawaii 9.9 9.4 9.1   7.6   1,100 1,100 1,200   1,000 !
Idaho 9.8 7.9 5.4   5.9   1,200 1,100 800   1,000  
Illinois 10.8 8.2 8.0   8.2   12,100 11,200 11,000   11,800  
Indiana 13.8 7.6 7.2   10.2   8,000 4,600 4,500   7,000  
Iowa 9.4 10.7 4.9   6.6   3,400 4,100 1,900   2,600  
Kansas 10.8 6.0 3.7   5.7   3,400 2,000 1,400   2,100  
Kentucky 14.0 12.6 7.9   9.9   5,800 5,400 3,800   4,300  
Louisiana 17.0 13.4 9.9   10.4   8,300 6,800 5,100   5,000  
Maine 9.0 11.7 5.2   9.5   1,400 2,000 1,000   1,700  
Maryland 19.9 10.7 13.5   12.7   8,700 5,800 8,000   7,600  
Massachusetts 10.8 11.3 6.4   9.7   6,300 8,900 5,400   7,800  
Michigan 10.8 8.0 9.3   6.0   8,900 8,000 9,200   5,900  
Minnesota 9.6 9.5 8.2   7.3   4,200 5,500 5,000   4,700  
Mississippi 13.4 11.1 5.5   10.7   4,000 3,700 1,900   3,800  
Missouri 12.6 11.3 8.3   8.7   7,800 7,200 6,200   6,400  
Montana 7.7 8.4 6.1   6.4   1,000 1,000 800   800  
Nebraska 10.4 9.9 7.5   7.2   2,100 2,300 1,900   1,700  
Nevada 13.2 11.6 7.3   9.3   1,700 2,000 1,500   2,200  
New Hampshire 11.1 8.8 5.8   6.5   1,400 1,300 1,000   1,100  
New Jersey 7.9 7.5 4.3   4.7   6,600 7,400 4,900   5,800  
New Mexico 12.8 10.2 7.8   12.8   2,500 2,200 1,700   3,000  
New York 16.2 11.5 10.5   10.5   28,900 23,900 24,400   24,000  
North Carolina 17.1 12.8 8.7   9.6   12,400 11,000 8,300   9,200  
North Dakota 5.5 5.7 5.6   3.2   500 500 600   300  
Ohio 15.2 9.6 6.2   8.7   16,900 11,800 8,300   11,700  
Oklahoma 11.0 8.5 6.1   7.4   4,600 3,900 2,800   3,400  
Oregon 11.5 6.9 5.5   6.3   2,900 2,000 1,600   2,000  
Pennsylvania 11.0 9.5 9.5   4.6   12,600 12,000 11,900   6,300  
Rhode Island 13.4 10.2 4.6 ! 8.7   1,200 1,200 600   1,100  
South Carolina 15.3 11.5 8.6   8.5   6,000 5,000 4,000   4,200  
South Dakota 6.5 7.9 5.3   7.7   700 900 600   900 !
Tennessee 12.5 13.3 6.6   7.7   5,900 7,700 4,200   5,100  
Texas 12.7 8.9 7.7   7.6   28,300 23,800 22,200   25,700  
Utah 11.2 8.1 5.2   5.7   2,200 1,900 1,200   1,600  
Vermont 12.4 9.9 4.9   7.6   900 900 500   800  
Virginia 14.9 12.1 6.5   8.2   9,700 9,800 6,000   7,600  
Washington 12.8 10.0 6.8   7.0   6,200 5,500 4,300   4,100  
West Virginia 11.4 10.0 7.2   8.0   2,400 2,300 1,600   1,800  
Wisconsin 13.8 10.1 4.7   9.0   8,600 6,800 3,500   6,200  
Wyoming 9.0 6.7 3.8 ! 5.4   700 500 300 ! 400  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
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. 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,” 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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