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


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, 19992007


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, two or more races. 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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