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


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


      Hate-related words related to student’s characteristics  
Student or school characteristic Total1   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, two or more races. 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.
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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