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Table 231.65. Number of incidents of students bringing firearms to or possessing firearms at a public school and ratio of incidents per 100,000 students, by state: 2008-09 through 2012-13
State Number of firearm incidents Ratio of firearm incidents
per 100,000 students
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
United States 1,608   1,749   1,685   1,333   1,556 3.3   3.5   3.4   2.7   3.1
Alabama 23   23   15   5   46 3.1   3.1   2.0   0.7   6.2
Alaska 8   7   3   5   5 6.1   5.3   2.3   3.8   3.8
Arizona 32   18   7   22   18 2.9   1.7   0.7   2.0   1.7
Arkansas 57 1  32   45   50   65 11.9 1  6.7   9.3   10.3   13.4
California 138   267   220   79   129 2.2   4.3   3.5   1.3   2.0
                                     
Colorado 21   23   19   17   23 2.6   2.8   2.3   2.0   2.7
Connecticut 30   29   12   21   19 5.3   5.1   2.1   3.8   3.4
Delaware 4   7   2   1   2 3.2   5.5   1.5   0.8   1.6
District of Columbia   2   2   2   0   2.9   2.8   2.7   0.0
Florida 60   66   63   51   62 2.3   2.5   2.4   1.9   2.3
                                     
Georgia 125   132   154   104   118 7.5   7.9   9.2   6.2   6.9
Hawaii 2   1   2   1   0 1.1   0.6   1.1   0.5   0.0
Idaho 22   12     10   5 8.0   4.3     3.6   1.8
Illinois 46 1  21   5   5   9 2.2 1  1.0   0.2   0.2   0.4
Indiana 39   42   28   26   27 3.7   4.0   2.7   2.5   2.6
                                     
Iowa 10   5   2   2   3 2.1   1.0   0.4   0.4   0.6
Kansas 21   32   20   9   28 4.5   6.7   4.1   1.9   5.7
Kentucky 20   12   15   23   20 3.0   1.8   2.2   3.4   2.9
Louisiana 60   50   49   43   66 8.8   7.2   7.0   6.1   9.3
Maine 2   2   2   4   2 1.0   1.1   1.1   2.1   1.1
                                     
Maryland 16   8   8   10   11 1.9   0.9   0.9   1.2   1.3
Massachusetts 13   11   12   7   10 1.4   1.1   1.3   0.7   1.0
Michigan 35   37   80   60   70 2.1   2.2   5.0   3.8   4.5
Minnesota 19   21   23   10   19 2.3   2.5   2.7   1.2   2.2
Mississippi 21   42   32   32   38 4.3   8.5   6.5   6.5   7.7
                                     
Missouri 119   104   120   81   110 13.0   11.3   13.1   8.8   12.0
Montana 18   14   11   9   8 12.7   9.9   7.8   6.3   5.6
Nebraska 7   8   13   10   16 2.4   2.7   4.4   3.3   5.3
Nevada   18   14   14   8   4.2   3.2   3.2   1.8
New Hampshire 3   2   5   6   4 1.5   1.0   2.6   3.1   2.1
                                     
New Jersey 4   5   5   6   5 0.3   0.4   0.4   0.4   0.4
New Mexico 24   18   25   18   13 7.3   5.4   7.4   5.3   3.8
New York 36 2  17 2  18 2  46   28 1.3 2  0.6 2  0.7 2  1.7   1.0
North Carolina 23   23   9   9   11 1.5   1.6   0.6   0.6   0.7
North Dakota 1   2   11   2   5 1.1   2.1   11.4   2.0   4.9
                                     
Ohio 88   103   91   76   71 4.8   5.8   5.2   4.4   4.1
Oklahoma 47   37   22   27   39 7.3   5.7   3.3   4.1   5.8
Oregon 18   14   17   19   16 3.1   2.4   3.0   3.3   2.7
Pennsylvania 25   27   24   23   34 1.4   1.5   1.3   1.3   1.9
Rhode Island 2   3   7   1   0 1.4   2.1   4.9   0.7   0.0
                                     
South Carolina 31   32   8   26   49 4.3   4.4   1.1   3.6   6.7
South Dakota 9   8   2   10   9 7.1   6.5   1.6   7.8   6.9
Tennessee 85   79   43   82   64 8.7   8.1   4.4   8.2   6.4
Texas 95   103   93   85   100 2.0   2.1   1.9   1.7   2.0
Utah 19   5   76   99 1  49 3.4   0.9   13.0   16.5 1  8.0
                                     
Vermont 4   1   3   1   2 4.3   1.1   3.1   1.1   2.2
Virginia 48   34   30   32   31 3.9   2.7   2.4   2.5   2.4
Washington 44   162   173   26   33 4.2   15.6   16.6   2.5   3.1
West Virginia 7   4   3   14   1 2.5   1.4   1.1   4.9   0.4
Wisconsin 16   19   33   8   37 1.8   2.2   3.8   0.9   4.2
Wyoming 11   5   9   4   18 12.6   5.7   10.1   4.4   19.7
—Not available.
1 The state reported a total state-level firearm incident count that was less than the sum of its reported district-level counts. The sum of the district-level firearm incident counts is displayed instead of the reported state-level count.
2 Data for New York City Public Schools were not reported.
NOTE:Separate counts were collected for incidents involving handguns, rifles/shotguns, other firearms, and multiple types of firearms. The counts reported here exclude the "other firearms" category.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, EDFacts file 094, Data Group 601, extracted December 9, 2014, from the EDFacts Data Warehouse (internal U.S. Department of Education source); Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education," 2008-09 through 2012-13. (This table was prepared December 2014.)

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