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


Table 10.2.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being targets of hate-related words at school during the school year, by selected student or school characteristics: 2009


      Hate-related words related to student’s characteristic  
Student or school characteristic Total1   Race   Ethnicity   Religion   Disability   Gender   Sexual
orientation
 
Total 8.7   4.6   2.8   1.7   0.8   1.8   0.6  
Sex                            
Male 8.5   5.4   3.2   1.7   0.9   0.6   0.5 !
Female 8.9   3.7   2.3   1.7   0.7   2.9   0.7  
Race/ethnicity2                            
White 7.2   2.2   1.1   1.7   0.9   1.9   0.6  
Black 11.1   8.0   3.7   1.1 !   1.7 !  
Hispanic 11.2   8.0   6.7   1.7   0.8 ! 1.7    
Asian 10.7   8.2 ! 5.2 ! 3.5 !     #  
Other 10.0   9.0           #  
Grade                            
6th 8.3   4.1   2.4   1.1 ! 0.9 ! 1.3 ! #  
7th 9.6   4.9   2.6   1.4 ! 0.9 ! 1.7    
8th 10.9   6.5   3.4   1.4 !   2.6    
9th 8.0   4.6   2.3   1.8   0.5 ! 1.8    
10th 9.7   4.4   2.9   3.3   0.9 ! 1.9   1.0 !
11th 8.4   4.6   3.0   1.6 ! 0.8 ! 1.3 ! 0.6 !
12th 5.8   2.6   2.5   0.9 ! 0.9 ! 1.4 ! 0.9 !
Urbanicity3                            
Urban 9.9   6.2   4.0   2.0   0.6 ! 2.8    
Suburban 8.3   4.0   2.5   1.8   0.8   1.3   0.8  
Rural 8.1   3.6   1.5 ! 0.9 ! 0.9 ! 1.5 !  
Sector                            
Public 8.9   4.7   2.8   1.7   0.8   1.8   0.6  
Private 6.6   2.6 ! 2.3 !     1.6 !  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
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.
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, or going to and from school. "Hate-related" refers to derogatory terms used by
others in reference to students’ personal characteristics. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding and because students may have reported being targets of
hate-related words related to more than one student characteristic.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2009.
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