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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2005

Indicator 11:
Studentsí Reports of Being Called Hate-Related Words and Seeing Hate-Related Graffiti


Table 11.2. Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being targets of hate-related words at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003
Student or school characteristic Total1 Hate-related words related to student's characteristics
Race Ethnicity Religion Disability Gender Sexual orientation
 
    Total 11.7 4.0 2.4 1.4 1.1 2.3 1.3
 
Sex
  Male 12.0 4.8 3.0 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.4
  Female 11.3 3.3 1.7 1.4 0.9 3.6 1.2
 
Race/ethnicity2
  White 10.9 2.4 1.3 1.6 1.2 2.5 1.7
  Black 14.2 7.0 3.3 0.9 1.2 2.7 1.1
  Hispanic 11.4 5.5 4.8 1.1 0.9 1.4 0.5
  Other 14.1 9.0 4.2 1.3 1.0 1.7 0.4
 
Grade
  6th 11.9 3.9 2.7 0.7 1.8 1.3 0.7
  7th 12.5 4.4 3.2 1.4 1.6 2.3 1.0
  8th 12.8 4.0 1.8 1.2 1.1 2.8 1.5
  9th 13.5 4.5 1.9 1.9 1.0 3.1 1.9
  10th 11.6 3.9 2.8 1.6 1.2 2.5 1.8
  11th 8.3 3.3 2.5 1.0 0.7 1.5 0.7
  12th 10.8 3.9 2.0 1.4 0.7 2.2 1.2
 
Urbanicity
  Urban 13.2 5.4 3.5 1.3 1.2 2.4 1.3
  Suburban 10.7 3.6 2.0 1.3 1.0 2.4 1.3
  Rural 12.2 3.1 1.7 1.9 1.4 1.9 1.3
 
Sector
  Public 11.9 4.0 2.4 1.3 1.1 2.3 1.3
  Private 9.7 3.7 1.9 1.7 0.6 2.1 1.4
1 In the School Crime Supplement (SCS) questionnaire, students were asked if they were the targets of hate-related words at school. If the students responded that they were called a hate-related word, they were asked to choose the specific characteristics that the hate-related word targeted. Students were allowed to choose more than one characteristic. If a student chose more than one characteristic, he or she is counted once under the "total" category. Therefore, the percentage of students who reported being called a hate-related word is less than the sum of all the individual characteristics.
2 Other includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). In 2003, students were given the option of identifying themselves as more than one race. For this report, non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2003 (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the other category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race. Due to changes in race/ethnicity categories, comparisons of race/ethnicity across years should be made with caution.
NOTE: "At school" means in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 is 25,684,000 in 2003.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2003.



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