Statistically Speaking

With three school shootings occurring within one week, U.S. school officials have focused on safety. Here are some statistics on school shootings that have taken place in the past decade:

Number of people killed in school shootings this school year (since August 2006): 9

Number of teachers and principals killed in shootings in the past decade: 10

Age of youngest assailant: 11

Average age of assailant in shootings in the past decade: 15

Number of school shootings taken place in the southern United States (the region with highest number of incidents) since 1996: 15

Number of high school shooting incidents since 1996: 32