Percentage of public schools that took a serious disciplinary action, by type of offense: Various school years, 1999–2000 through 2009–10
|1 The total for 2009–10 is not available. For years prior to 2009–10 the total includes insubordination. In 2009–10 the SSOCS questionnaire was redesigned and excluded insubordination.|
2 Data not available prior to 2003–04.
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. Serious disciplinary actions include removals with no continuing services for at least the remainder of the school year, transfers to specialized schools for disciplinary reasons, and out-of-school suspensions lasting 5 or more days, but less than the remainder of the school year. Respondents were instructed to respond only for those times that were during normal school hours or when school activities or events were in session, unless the survey specified otherwise.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08, and 2009–10 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010.