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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 through 2017-18
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   3,003 6   1,657
1993-94 48   38   10   0   0   0   29   3,253 7   1,779
1994-95 48   39   8   0   1   0   28   3,001 7   1,704

1995-96
53   46   6   1   0   0   32   2,791 6   1,691
1996-97 48   45   2   1   0   0   28   2,430 1   1,584
1997-98 57   47   9   1   0   0   34   2,231 6   1,681
1998-99 47   38   6   2   1   0   33   1,923 4   1,480
1999-2000 37 5 26 5 11 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 14 5 1,694 8 5 1,420

2000-01
34 5 26 5 7 5 1 5 0 5 0 5 14 5 1,636 6 5 1,451
2001-02 36 5 27 5 8 5 1 5 0 5 0 5 16 5 1,593 5 5 1,343
2002-03 36 5 25 5 11 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 18 5 1,658 10 5 1,264
2003-04 45 5 37 5 7 5 1 5 0 5 0 5 23 5 1,620 5 5 1,411
2004-05 52 5 40 5 10 5 2 5 0 5 0 5 22 5 1,720 8 5 1,484

2005-06
44 5 37 5 6 5 1 5 0 5 0 5 21 5 1,859 3 5 1,311
2006-07 63 5 48 5 13 5 2 5 0 5 0 5 32 5 1,906 9 5 1,243
2007-08 48 5 39 5 7 5 2 5 0 5 0 5 21 5 1,858 5 5 1,256
2008-09 44 5 29 5 15 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 18 5 1,720 7 5 1,425
2009-10 35 5 27 5 5 5 3 5 0 5 0 5 19 5 1,551 2 5 1,441

2010-11
32 5 26 5 6 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 11 5 1,436 3 5 1,559
2011-12 45 5 26 5 14 5 5 5 0 5 0 5 15 5 1,360 5 5 1,541
2012-13 53 5 41 5 11 5 1 5 0 5 0 5 31 5 1,310 6 5 1,608
2013-14 48 5 26 5 20 5 1 5 0 5 1 5 12 5 1,160 8 5 1,638
2014-15 47 5 28 5 17 5 2 5 0 5 0 5 20 5 1,273 9 5 1,882

2015-16
38 5 30 5 7 5 1 5 0 5 0 5 18 5 1,478 3 5 1,941
2016-17 42 5 28 5 13 5 1 5 0 5 0 5 18 5 1,587 6 5 2,186
2017-18 56 5 46 5 9 5 1 5 0 5 0 5 35 5 1,502 8 5 2,408
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 the property of a functioning elementary or secondary school, on the way to or from regular sessions at school, and while attending or traveling to or from a school-sponsored event.
4 Excludes self-inflicted deaths among 5- to 9-year-olds. The number of self-inflicted deaths among 5- to 9-year-olds was generally less than 7 per year during the period covered by this table.
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: All data are reported for the school year, defined as July 1 through June 30.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1992-2018 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; and CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, 1992-2018 National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), previously unpublished tabulation prepared by CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. (This table was prepared November 2020.)

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