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Digest 2016 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 through 2013-14
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
Undetermined violent deaths2 Homicides at school3 Total homicides Suicides at school3 Total suicides4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1992–93 57   47   10   0   0   0   34   2,721 6   1,680
1993–94 48   38   10   0   0   0   29   2,932 7   1,723
1994–95 48   39   8   0   1   0   28   2,696 7   1,767
                                     
1995–96 53   46   6   1   0   0   32   2,545 6   1,725
1996–97 48   45   2   1   0   0   28   2,221 1   1,633
1997–98 57   47   9   1   0   0   34   2,100 6   1,626
1998–99 47   38   6   2   1   0   33   1,777 4   1,597
1999–2000 37 5  26 5  11 5  0 5  0 5  0 5  14 5  1,567 8 5  1,415
                                     
2000–01 34 5  26 5  7 5  1 5  0 5  0 5  14 5  1,509 6 5  1,493
2001–02 36 5  27 5  8 5  1 5  0 5  0 5  16 5  1,498 5 5  1,400
2002–03 36 5  25 5  11 5  0 5  0 5  0 5  18 5  1,553 10 5  1,331
2003–04 45 5  37 5  7 5  1 5  0 5  0 5  23 5  1,474 5 5  1,285
2004–05 52 5  40 5  10 5  2 5  0 5  0 5  22 5  1,554 8 5  1,471
                                     
2005–06 44 5  37 5  6 5  1 5  0 5  0 5  21 5  1,697 3 5  1,408
2006–07 63 5  48 5  13 5  2 5  0 5  0 5  32 5  1,801 9 5  1,296
2007–08 48 5  39 5  7 5  2 5  0 5  0 5  21 5  1,744 5 5  1,231
2008–09 44 5  29 5  15 5  0 5  0 5  0 5  18 5  1,605 7 5  1,344
2009–10 35 5  27 5  5 5  3 5  0 5  0 5  19 5  1,410 2 5  1,467
                                     
2010–11 32 5  26 5  6 5  0 5  0 5  0 5  11 5  1,339 3 5  1,456
2011–12 45 5  26 5  14 5  5 5  0 5  0 5  15 5  1,201 5 5  1,568
2012–13 53 5  41 5  11 5  1 5  0 5  0 5  31 5  1,186 6 5  1,590
2013–14 48 5  26 5  20 5  1 5  0 5  1 5  12 5  1,053 8 5  1,645
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 Violent deaths for which the manner was undetermined; that is, the information pointing to one manner of death was no more compelling than the information pointing to one or more other competing manners of death when all available information was considered.
3 "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.
4 Total youth suicides are reported for calendar years 1992 through 2013 (instead of school years 1992-93 through 2013-14).
5 Data from 1999–2000 onward are subject to change until law enforcement reports have been obtained and 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.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1992-2014 School-Associated Violent Death Surveillance System (SAVD-SS) (partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students), previously unpublished tabulation (November 2016); CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System Fatal (WISQARS™ Fatal), 1999-2013, retrieved July 2016 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 (August 2016). (This table was prepared November 2016.)

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