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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010
NCES 2011-002
November 2010


Figure 10.2.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being targets of hate-related words at school during the school year, by type of hate-related word: 2007


Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being targets of hate-related words at school during the school year, by type of hate-related word: 2007
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.
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school. Hate-related refers to derogatory terms used by others in reference to students’ personal characteristics.
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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