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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009
NCES 2010-012
December 2009

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Table 10.1.

Percentage of students ages 1218 who reported being targets of hate-related words and seeing hate-related graffiti at school, by selected student and school characteristics: Various years, 1999–2007


Student or school characteristic Hate-related words Hate-related graffiti
1999 2001 2003 2005   20071   1999 2001 2003 2005   20071
Total  12.3 11.7 11.2   9.7   36.3 35.5 36.3 38.4   34.9
                           
Sex                           
Male  12.8 12.0 11.7   9.9   33.8 34.9 35.0 37.7   34.4
Female  11.7 11.3 10.7   9.6   38.9 36.1 37.6 39.1   35.4
                           
Race/ethnicity2                           
White  12.1 10.9 10.3   8.9   36.4 36.2 35.2 38.5   35.5
Black  13.9 14.2 15.1   11.4   37.6 33.6 38.1 38.0   33.7
Hispanic  11.0 11.4 10.5   10.6   35.6 35.1 40.3 38.0   34.8
Asian  10.9   11.1   34.5   28.2
Other  13.6 14.1 14.2   10.6   32.2 32.1 31.4 46.9   38.7
                           
Grade                           
6th  12.1 11.9 11.1   12.1   30.3 34.9 35.7 34.0   35.5
7th  14.1 12.5 13.1   10.7   34.9 34.9 37.2 37.0   32.3
8th  13.0 12.8 11.2   11.0   35.6 36.7 34.2 35.7   33.5
9th  12.1 13.5 12.8   10.9   39.2 35.7 37.0 41.6   34.5
10th  13.1 11.6 10.9   9.0   38.9 36.2 40.7 40.7   36.4
11th  12.7 8.3 9.0   8.6   37.0 36.1 36.6 40.2   35.3
12th  7.9 10.8 9.7   6.0   35.6 33.0 32.2 37.8   37.7
                           
Urbanicity                           
Urban  11.9 13.2 12.2     37.0 35.7 38.6 40.9  
Suburban  12.4 10.7 9.4     37.3 36.0 35.9 38.0  
Rural  12.4 12.2 15.5     32.7 33.8 33.9 35.8  
                           
Sector                           
Public  12.7 11.9 11.6   10.1   38.0 37.3 37.9 40.0   36.4
Private  8.2 9.7 6.8   6.1   20.7 16.8 19.5 18.6   18.5
— Not available.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 In 2007, the reference period was the school year, whereas in prior survey years the reference period was the previous 6 months. Cognitive testing showed that estimates from 2007 are comparable to previous years.
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: Data for 2005 have been revised from previously published figures. "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school. Hate-related refers to derogatory terms used by others in reference to students' personal characteristics. In 2005 and 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, various years, 1999–2007.
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