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Number of School-Associated Violent Deaths Occurring At and Away from School, 1992–2010


Homicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 5–18. According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 1% and 2% of these deaths happen on school grounds or on the way to or from school.

School year Total student, staff, and
nonstudent school-associated
violent deaths
Homicides of youths
ages 5–18
Homicides of youths
ages 5–18
Homicides
at school
Total
homicides
Suicides
at school
Total
suicides
1992–1993 57 34 2,719 6 1,680
1993–1994 48 29 2,911 7 1,723
1994–1995 48 28 2,691 7 1,767
1995–1996 53 32 2,548 6 1,725
1996–1997 48 28 2,210 1 1,633
1997–1998 57 34 2,104 6 1,626
1998–1999 47 33 1,791 4 1,597
1999–20001 37 14 1,566 8 1,415
2000–2001 34 14 1,501 6 1,493
2001–2002 36 16 1,494 5 1,400
2002–2003 36 18 1,538 10 1,331
2003–2004 45 23 1,459 5 1,285
2004–2005 52 22 1,545 8 1,471
2005–2006 44 21 1,687 3 1,408
2006–2007 63 32 1,796 9 1,296
2007–2008 47 21 1,740 5 1,231
2008–2009 41 17 1,579 7 1,344
2009–2010 33 17 n.a. 1 n.a.
NOTE: At school includes on school property, on the way to or from school, and while attending or traveling to or from a school sponsored event.
1. The data from 1999–2000 onward are subject to change as additional information about confirmed cases is received and assessed..

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