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Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 1998

Violent Deaths at School

Violent deaths are tragic events that affect not only the individuals directly involved but also everyone in the schools where they occur. Violent deaths at school have been the focus of recent attention; monitoring the magnitude of this problem is important.


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[3] Homicides or suicides could have happened during any time of the day, not just during school hours. For this indicator, "at school" includes on school property, on the way to or from school, and while attending or traveling to or from an official school-sponsored event.Back

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