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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011
NCES 2012-002
February 2012


Table 10.1.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being targets of hate-related words and seeing hate-related graffiti at school, by selected student or school characteristics: Various years, 1999–2009


Student or school characteristic Hate-related words   Hate-related graffiti  
1999 2001 2003 2005 20071 20091   1999 2001 2003 2005 20071 20091  
Total 12.3 11.7 11.2 9.7 8.7   36.3 35.5 36.3 38.4 34.9 29.2  
Sex                            
Male 12.8 12.0 11.7 9.9 8.5   33.8 34.9 35.0 37.7 34.4 29.0  
Female 11.7 11.3 10.7 9.6 8.9   38.9 36.1 37.6 39.1 35.4 29.3  
Race/ethnicity2                            
White 12.1 10.9 10.3 8.9 7.2   36.4 36.2 35.2 38.5 35.5 28.3  
Black 13.9 14.2 15.1 11.4 11.1   37.6 33.6 38.1 38.0 33.7 29.0  
Hispanic 11.0 11.4 10.5 10.6 11.2   35.6 35.1 40.3 38.0 34.8 32.2  
Asian 10.9 11.1 10.7   34.5 28.2 31.2  
Other 13.6 14.1 14.2 10.6 10.0   32.2 32.1 31.4 46.9 38.7 25.8  
Grade                            
6th 12.1 11.9 11.1 12.1 8.3   30.3 34.9 35.7 34.0 35.5 28.1  
7th 14.1 12.5 13.1 10.7 9.6   34.9 34.9 37.2 37.0 32.3 27.9  
8th 13.0 12.8 11.2 11.0 10.9   35.6 36.7 34.2 35.7 33.5 30.8  
9th 12.1 13.5 12.8 10.9 8.0   39.2 35.7 37.0 41.6 34.5 28.1  
10th 13.1 11.6 10.9 9.0 9.7   38.9 36.2 40.7 40.7 36.4 31.0  
11th 12.7 8.3 9.0 8.6 8.4   37.0 36.1 36.6 40.2 35.3 27.4  
12th 7.9 10.8 9.7 6.0 5.8   35.6 33.0 32.2 37.8 37.7 30.4  
Urbanicity3                            
Urban 11.9 13.2 12.2 9.7 9.9   37.0 35.7 38.6 40.9 34.4 31.1  
Suburban 12.4 10.7 9.4 9.3 8.3   37.3 36.0 35.9 38.0 34.2 28.6  
Rural 12.4 12.2 15.5 11.0 8.1   32.7 33.8 33.9 35.8 37.8 27.7  
Sector                            
Public 12.7 11.9 11.6 10.1 8.9   38.0 37.3 37.9 40.0 36.4 30.7  
Private 8.2 9.7 6.8 6.1 6.6   20.7 16.8 19.5 18.6 18.5 11.8  
— Not available.
1 In 2007 and 2009, 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 and 2009 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.
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent’s household as defined in 2000 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)."
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and, from 2001 onward, going to and from school. "Haterelated" refers to derogatory terms used by
others in refers to derogatory terms used by others in reference to students’ personal characteristics. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, various years, 1999–2009.
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