Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 228.10. School-associated violent deaths of all persons, homicides and suicides of youth ages 5-18 at school, and total homicides and suicides of youth ages 5-18, by type of violent death: 1992–93 to 2011–12
Year School-associated violent deaths1 of all persons
(includes students, staff, and other nonstudents)
Homicides of
youth ages 5-18
Suicides of
youth ages 5-18
Total Homicides Suicides Legal inter-ventions Unintentional firearm-
related deaths
Homicides at school2 Total homicides Suicides at school2 Total suicides3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1992–93 57   47   10   0   0   34   2,721 6   1,680
1993–94 48   38   10   0   0   29   2,932 7   1,723
1994–95 48   39   8   0   1   28   2,696 7   1,767
                                 
1995–96 53   46   6   1   0   32   2,545 6   1,725
1996–97 48   45   2   1   0   28   2,221 1   1,633
1997–98 57   47   9   1   0   34   2,100 6   1,626
1998–99 47   38   6   2   1   33   1,777 4   1,597
1999–2000 37 4 26 4 11 4 0 4 0 4 14 4 1,567 8 4 1,415
                                 
2000–01 34 4 26 4 7 4 1 4 0 4 14 4 1,509 6 4 1,493
2001–02 36 4 27 4 8 4 1 4 0 4 16 4 1,498 5 4 1,400
2002–03 36 4 25 4 11 4 0 4 0 4 18 4 1,553 10 4 1,331
2003–04 45 4 37 4 7 4 1 4 0 4 23 4 1,474 5 4 1,285
2004–05 52 4 40 4 10 4 2 4 0 4 22 4 1,554 8 4 1,471
                                 
2005–06 44 4 37 4 6 4 1 4 0 4 21 4 1,697 3 4 1,408
2006–07 63 4 48 4 13 4 2 4 0 4 32 4 1,801 9 4 1,296
2007–08 48 4 39 4 7 4 2 4 0 4 21 4 1,744 5 4 1,231
2008–09 44 4 29 4 15 4 0 4 0 4 18 4 1,605 7 4 1,344
2009–10 35 4 27 4 5 4 3 4 0 4 19 4 1,410 2 4 1,467
                                 
2010–11 32 4 26 4 6 4 0 4 0 4 11 4 1,339 3 4 1,456
2011–12 45 4 26 4 14 4 5 4 0 4 15 4 1,199 5 4 1,568
1 A school-associated violent death is defined as "a homicide, suicide, or legal intervention (involving a law enforcement officer), in which the fatal injury occurred on the campus of a functioning elementary or secondary school in the United States," while the victim was on the way to or from regular sessions at school, or while the victim was attending or traveling to or from an official school-sponsored event.
2 "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.
3 Total youth suicides are reported for calendar years 1992 through 2011 (instead of school years 1992–93 through 2011–12).
4 Data from 1999–2000 onward 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.
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, data are reported for the school year, defined as July 1 through June 30. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1992–2012 School-Associated Violent Deaths Surveillance Study (SAVD) (partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students), previously unpublished tabulation (February 2015); CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System Fatal (WISQARS™ Fatal), 1999–2011, retrieved September 2014 from http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html; and Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR), preliminary data (June 2014). (This table was prepared February 2015.)

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