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Table 228.70. Number and percentage of public and private school teachers who reported that they were threatened with injury or physically attacked by a student from school during the previous 12 months, by selected teacher and school characteristics: Selected years, 1993-94 through 2011-12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year Total Sex Race/ethnicity Instructional level1 Control of school
Male Female White Black Hispanic Other2 Elementary Secondary Public3 Private
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  Number of teachers
Threatened with
     injury
                                                   
1993–94 342,700 (7,140) 115,900 (3,870) 226,800 (5,570) 295,700 (6,320) 23,900   (1,380) 15,900   (1,850) 7,300   (680) 135,200 (4,520) 207,500 (5,380) 326,800 (7,040) 15,900   (1,130)
1999–2000 304,900 (7,090) 95,100 (3,610) 209,800 (5,490) 252,500 (5,670) 28,300   (2,150) 17,200   (1,980) 7,000   (850) 148,100 (5,560) 156,900 (4,360) 287,400 (7,060) 17,500   (1,700)
2003–04 252,800 (8,750) 78,400 (3,930) 174,400 (7,260) 198,900 (6,980) 32,500   (3,050) 12,400   (1,810) 9,000   (1,250) 113,600 (7,240) 139,200 (5,280) 242,100 (7,840) 10,700   (1,780)
2007–08 289,900 (10,660) 88,300 (5,970) 201,600 (8,140) 234,700 (8,850) 28,700   (3,080) 17,900   (3,230) 8,600   (1,630) 130,000 (7,720) 160,000 (7,220) 276,600 (10,570) 13,300   (1,460)
2011–12 352,900 (17,080) 84,500 (5,220) 268,400 (15,450) 279,900 (13,300) 34,200   (4,380) 27,100   (4,660) 11,800   (2,200) 189,800 (13,430) 163,200 (7,520) 338,400 (17,290) 14,500   (1,450)
                                                     
Physically
     attacked
                                                   
1993–94 121,100 (3,950) 30,800 (1,770) 90,300 (3,900) 104,300 (4,020) 7,700   (860) 6,200   (1,290) 2,800   (450) 77,300 (3,240) 43,800 (1,980) 112,400 (3,730) 8,700   (860)
1999–2000 134,800 (4,820) 30,600 (1,990) 104,200 (4,390) 111,700 (3,810) 11,600   (1,540) 8,800   (1,660) 2,600   (460) 102,200 (4,360) 32,600 (2,270) 125,000 (4,630) 9,800   (1,070)
2003–04 129,200 (7,810) 23,600 (2,610) 105,700 (6,460) 102,200 (5,920) 15,100   (2,300) 7,000   (1,860) 5,000   (1,110) 89,800 (6,680) 39,400 (3,410) 121,400 (7,180) 7,800   (1,450)
2007–08 156,000 (8,090) 34,900 (4,760) 121,100 (6,120) 132,300 (6,860) 12,300   (2,350) 8,200   (2,040) 3,200 ! (1,250) 114,700 (7,220) 41,300 (3,220) 146,400 (8,200) 9,600   (1,170)
2011–12 209,800 (11,880) 32,500 (3,330) 177,300 (11,310) 171,300 (10,950) 18,800   (3,580) 11,800   (2,890) 7,900   (1,990) 160,700 (10,210) 49,100 (4,310) 197,400 (11,730) 12,400   (1,490)
  Percent of teachers
Threatened with
     injury
                                                   
1993–94 11.7 (0.23) 14.7 (0.40) 10.5 (0.25) 11.5 (0.24) 11.9   (0.61) 13.1   (1.32) 13.4   (1.08) 8.7 (0.30) 15.0 (0.28) 12.8 (0.26) 4.2   (0.29)
1999–2000 8.8 (0.20) 11.0 (0.38) 8.1 (0.20) 8.6 (0.19) 11.6   (0.84) 9.1   (1.01) 8.3   (0.98) 8.0 (0.29) 9.9 (0.26) 9.6 (0.22) 3.9   (0.35)
2003–04 6.8 (0.24) 8.5 (0.39) 6.2 (0.27) 6.4 (0.24) 11.8   (0.96) 5.5   (0.82) 8.7   (1.25) 5.7 (0.37) 8.0 (0.27) 7.4 (0.24) 2.3   (0.40)
2007–08 7.4 (0.26) 9.3 (0.59) 6.8 (0.27) 7.2 (0.26) 11.1   (0.93) 6.7   (1.19) 7.6   (1.36) 6.6 (0.38) 8.4 (0.36) 8.1 (0.30) 2.7   (0.30)
2011–12 9.2 (0.42) 9.2 (0.49) 9.2 (0.50) 8.8 (0.40) 13.8   (1.72) 9.4   (1.54) 9.1   (1.54) 9.6 (0.67) 8.7 (0.34) 10.0 (0.48) 3.1   (0.32)
                                                     
Physically
     attacked
                                                   
1993–94 4.1 (0.13) 3.9 (0.21) 4.2 (0.18) 4.1 (0.16) 3.9   (0.40) 5.2   (0.99) 5.2   (0.76) 5.0 (0.20) 3.2 (0.14) 4.4 (0.14) 2.3   (0.23)
1999–2000 3.9 (0.14) 3.5 (0.22) 4.0 (0.17) 3.8 (0.13) 4.8   (0.59) 4.6   (0.83) 3.1   (0.54) 5.5 (0.23) 2.1 (0.14) 4.2 (0.15) 2.2   (0.22)
2003–04 3.5 (0.21) 2.6 (0.27) 3.8 (0.24) 3.3 (0.20) 5.5   (0.78) 3.1   (0.85) 4.8   (1.10) 4.5 (0.35) 2.3 (0.19) 3.7 (0.22) 1.7   (0.32)
2007–08 4.0 (0.21) 3.7 (0.49) 4.1 (0.21) 4.1 (0.22) 4.7   (0.89) 3.1   (0.73) 2.8 ! (0.97) 5.8 (0.38) 2.2 (0.16) 4.3 (0.24) 2.0   (0.24)
2011–12 5.4 (0.30) 3.5 (0.35) 6.0 (0.37) 5.4 (0.33) 7.6   (1.41) 4.1   (0.96) 6.1   (1.43) 8.2 (0.50) 2.6 (0.21) 5.8 (0.33) 2.7   (0.33)
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 Teachers were classified as elementary or secondary on the basis of the grades they taught, rather than on the level of the school in which they taught. In general, elementary teachers include those teaching prekindergarten through grade 5 and those teaching multiple grades, with a preponderance of grades taught being kindergarten through grade 6. In general, secondary teachers include those teaching any of grades 7 through 12 and those teaching multiple grades, with a preponderance of grades taught being grades 7 through 12 and usually with no grade taught being lower than grade 5.    
2 Includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, and Pacific Islanders; for 2003–04 and later years, also includes persons of two or more races.
3 Includes traditional public and public charter schools.
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
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, 2007-08, and 2011-12; and "Charter School Teacher Data File," 1999-2000. (This table was prepared October 2013.)
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