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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007
NCES 2008-021
December 2007

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Table 10.2.

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: 2005


Student or school characteristic Total1 Hate-related words related to student's characteristics
Race Ethnicity Religion Disability Gender Sexual
orientation
               
Total 11.2 4.5 2.6 1.7 0.7 2.1 1.1
               
Sex              
Male 11.7 5.2 3.2 1.5 0.8 1.0 1.1
Female 10.6 3.8 2.0 2.0 0.7 3.2 1.2
               
Race/ethnicity2              
White 10.3 3.1 1.3 1.8 0.8 2.3 1.3
Black 15.0 7.0 3.8 1.0! 1.0! 2.7 1.6!
Hispanic 10.5 5.7 5.7 1.6 1.1 0.5!
Other 11.8 8.8 4.2 3.0! 1.4!
               
Grade              
6th 11.2 3.7 0.9! 1.2! 0.5! 1.6!
7th 13.2 6.3 3.5 1.4! 1.1! 2.0 0.9!
8th 11.0 4.6 2.8 1.6 1.1! 2.2 0.7!
9th 12.6 5.5 3.4 2.9 0.7! 2.6 1.4
10th 10.9 3.9 2.3 1.9 0.5! 2.6 1.8
11th 9.1 3.7 2.2 1.3! 0.6! 1.7 1.3
12th 9.5 3.2 2.3 1.7! 0.7! 1.6 1.2!
               
Urbanicity              
Urban 12.3 5.4 3.3 1.8 0.9 2.3 1.3
Suburban 9.4 3.7 2.3 1.4 0.7 1.8 0.9
Rural 15.1 5.9 2.4 2.8 0.6! 2.8 1.7
               
Sector              
Public 11.5 4.7 2.7 1.7 0.8 2.1 1.2
Private 6.9 3.0 2.2! 1.7! 1.6!
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 In the School Crime Supplement (SCS) questionnaire, students were asked if they had been the target of hate-related words at school. Students who indicated that they had been called a hate-related word 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 total percentage of students who reported being called a hate-related word is less than the sum of the students' individual characteristics.
2Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, and more than one race. For this report, non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race were included in the Other category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin are classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Hate-related refers to derogatory terms used by others in reference to students' personal characteristics. In 2005, the unit response rate for this survey did not meet NCES statistical standards; therefore, interpret the data with caution. For more information, please see appendix A. Population size for students ages 12–18 is 25,811,000 in 2005.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005.
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