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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
NCES 2013-036
2013


Table 10.2.

Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being the target of hate-related words at school during the school year, by type of hate-related word and selected student or school characteristics: 2011


Student or school characteristic     Hate-related words related to student's characteristic
Total1   Race   Ethnicity   Religion   Disability   Gender   Sexual orientation  
Total 9.1   4.5   2.8   1.4   1.2   1.4   1.3  
Sex                            
Male 9.0   5.1   3.0   1.5   1.3   0.7   1.3  
Female 9.1   3.8   2.5   1.3   1.1   2.2   1.4  
Race/ethnicity2                            
White 8.3   2.5   1.4   1.7   1.5   1.7   1.7  
Black 10.7   7.1   1.8 !   0.7 ! 1.3 ! 1.0 !
Hispanic 9.8   6.8   6.7   0.8 ! 0.8 ! 1.0   0.8  
Asian 9.0   6.8   3.8 ! 3.4 !      
Other 10.4   8.1   3.5 ! 3.0 ! 1.8 !    
Grade                            
6th 9.0   5.3   3.4   1.6 ! 1.9 !    
7th 9.9   4.3   2.1   1.0 ! 2.0   2.0   1.1 !
8th 8.4   4.2   3.0   1.3   0.9 ! 0.9 ! 1.4  
9th 10.2   5.5   3.2   1.7   1.1 ! 1.3 ! 1.3 !
10th 9.6   4.4   3.1   1.6   0.8 ! 1.7   1.6  
11th 8.7   4.8   2.6   1.5   0.8 ! 1.7   1.1 !
12th 7.5   3.0   2.2   1.4 ! 1.1 ! 1.5 ! 1.8  
Urbanicity3                            
Urban 8.0   4.2   2.3   1.3   1.1   1.1   1.3  
Suburban 9.8   5.0   3.3   1.7   1.0   1.7   1.4  
Rural 8.5   3.0   1.9   0.9 ! 2.2   1.2   1.2 !
Sector                            
Public 9.3   4.6   2.9   1.6   1.2   1.4   1.3  
Private 6.9   2.5 ! 1.3 !     1.5 ! 2.0 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the 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.
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, 2011.
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