Violent Deaths at School
Nonfatal Student Victimization-Student Reports
Violence and Crime at School-Public School Principal/ Disciplinarian Reports
Nonfatal Teacher Victimization at School-Teacher Reports
Full Report (PDF)
4. Prevalence of students being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property*
Every year, some students are threatened or injured with a weapon while they are on school property. The percentages of students victimized in this way provide an important measure of how safe our schools are and how this is changing over time.
*This indicator repeats information from the 2000 Indicators of School Crime and Safety report.
- The percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property in the 12 months before the survey has remained constant in recent years (figure 4.1 and table 4.1). In 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1999, about 7 to 8 percent of students reported be-ing threatened or injured with a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property.
- In each survey year, males were more likely than females to report being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property (figure 4.1 and table 4.1). For example, in 1999, 10 percent of males reported being threatened or injured in the past year, compared with 6 percent of females.
- Of 9th through 12th grade students, those students in lower grades were more likely to be threatened or injured with a weapon on school property than were students in higher grades in all survey years (figure 4.2 and table 4.1).
- There were no racial/ethnic differences in the percentages of students being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property in 1999 (table 4.1)4.
4 While there appear to be large differences among racial/ethnic groups, these differ-ences are associated with large standard errors and are not statistically significant.