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Figure 1.2.

Number of school-associated homicides and suicides of youth ages 5–18, by location: 2009–10 and 2010–11


Number of school-associated homicides and suicides of youth ages 5–18, by location: 2009–10 and 2010–11
1 Youth ages 5–18 from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.
2 Data from School Associated Violent Deaths Study (SAVD) 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.
3 Youth ages 5–18 from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011.
4 Youth ages 5–18 in the 2010 calendar year.
5 This number approximates the number of suicides away from school. Use caution when interpreting this number due to timeline differences.
NOTE: "At school" includes on school property, on the way to or from regular sessions at school, and while attending or traveling to or from a school-sponsored event. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.
SOURCE: Data on homicides and suicides of youth ages 5–18 at school and total school-associated violent deaths are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1992–2011 School-Associated Violent Deaths Study (SAVD), partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, previously unpublished tabulation (August 2012); data on total suicides of youth ages 5–18 are from the CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System Fatal (WISQARS™ Fatal), 1999–2010, retrieved December 2012 from http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html; and data on total homicides of youth ages 5–18 for the 1992–93 through 2009–10 school year are from the Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and tabulated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, preliminary data (December 2012).
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