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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008
NCES 2009-022
April 2009

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Table 10.2.

Percentage of students ages 1218 who reported being targets of hate-related words at school during the school year, by selected student and school characteristics: 2007


Student or school characteristic Total1 Hate-related words related to student's characteristics
Race   Ethnicity   Religion   Disability   Gender   Sexual orientation 
Total  9.7 4.6   2.9   1.6   1.0   2.0   1.0  
                           
Sex                           
Male  9.9 5.3   3.6   1.5   1.1   1.0   1.0  
Female  9.6 3.9   2.3   1.7   1.0   3.1   1.0  
                           
Race/ethnicity2                           
White  8.9 2.8   1.8   1.8   1.3   2.1   1.2  
Black  11.4 7.1   2.3   1.2 ! 0.9 ! 2.9   1.1 !
Hispanic  10.6 6.2   6.7   1.1 ! 0.5 ! 1.3   0.6 !
Asian  11.1 11.1   6.9          
Other  10.6 8.5            
                           
Grade                           
6th  12.1 4.1   3.5   2.0 ! 1.8 ! 2.1 !  
7th  10.7 5.7   1.9   2.1   1.4   2.9   1.1 !
8th  11.0 4.6   3.4   2.3 ! 1.0 ! 1.8   1.2 !
9th  10.9 5.3   3.2   1.9   1.3   2.8   0.9 !
10th  9.0 4.2   3.1   1.3   1.0 ! 2.4   1.0 !
11th  8.6 4.6   3.4   1.1 ! 0.6 ! 1.2 ! 1.6 !
12th  6.0 3.0   2.2       1.0 ! 0.7 !
                           
Urbanicity                           
Urban             
Suburban             
Rural             
                           
Sector                           
Public  10.1 4.8   3.1   1.6   1.1   2.2   1.1  
Private  6.1 2.7   1.8   1.1 !      
! 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.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian (prior to 2005), Pacific Islander, and, from 2003 onward, more than one race. Due to changes in racial/ethnic categories, comparisons of race/ethnicity across years should be made with caution.
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 2007, the unit response rate for this survey did not meet NCES statistical standards; therefore, interpret the data with caution. Due to a redesign of the methods used to measure urbanicity, estimates for 2007 locales are not shown. For more information, please see appendix A PDF File (301 KB).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007.
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