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Table 14.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being called a hate-related word, the characteristic to which the word was directed, and reports of seeing hate-related graffiti at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


        Characteristic to which the hate-related word was directed    
Student or school characteristic   Called a hate-related word1   Race   Religion   Ethnic or 
national origin
  Disability2   Gender   Sexual orientation   Saw hate-related graffiti
Total    11.8   35.1   12.2   21.2   10.1   20.5   11.6   36.9
                                 
Sex                                 
Male    12.1   40.5   12.0   26.1   11.4   9.5   12.0   35.6
Female    11.4   29.2   12.5   15.7   8.6   32.4   11.2   38.2
                                 
Race/ethnicity3                                 
White, non-Hispanic    11.0   22.6   15.0   12.7   11.4   23.9   15.8   35.8
Black, non-Hispanic    14.3   50.2   6.8 ! 23.8   8.5   19.9   8.2   38.7
Hispanic    11.4   48.7   9.8   43.2   8.5   13.1   4.7 ! 40.9
Other, non-Hispanic    14.2   63.7   9.3 ! 30.0     12.0 !   32.1
                                 
Grade                                 
6th    11.9   33.7   6.5 ! 23.4   15.6   11.1 !   36.1
7th    12.5   36.4   12.3   26.7   13.9   19.1   8.3   37.6
8th    12.9   32.5   10.1   14.8   8.7   22.9   12.3   35.1
9th    13.5   33.8   14.5   14.7   7.7   23.3   14.3   37.6
10th    11.7   34.7   14.1   24.4   10.5   22.3   16.0   41.4
11th    8.3   40.8   12.0 ! 30.8   8.8 ! 18.2   9.0 ! 37.2
12th    10.9   36.0   13.7   18.8   6.9 ! 21.2   11.8 ! 32.6
                                 
Household income                                 
Less than $7,500    12.4   40.2     28.8 ! 25.9 ! 27.6 ! 21.6 ! 37.3
$7,500–14,999    14.6   37.7   8.5   23.6   8.0 ! 15.4 ! 16.1   37.2
$15,000–24,999    10.5   41.7   12.5 ! 20.0   15.4   17.7     35.1
$25,000–34,999    11.8   37.4   7.1 ! 18.2   12.6 ! 18.4   6.9 ! 43.7
$35,000–49,999    11.6   34.5   8.4 ! 19.3   10.6   23.0   12.8   39.6
$50,000 or more    10.5   29.8   17.0 ! 18.0   9.8   25.2   14.6   35.8
                                 
Urbanicity4                                 
Urban    13.3   41.8   10.0   27.2   9.5   18.6   10.6   39.2
Suburban    10.8   34.4   12.2   19.7   9.8   23.5   12.7   36.4
Rural    12.3   25.3   16.0   14.6   11.8   15.5   10.5   34.7
                                 
Self-report of grades at school5                                 
Mostly A's    9.9   33.0   13.7   18.9   7.5   29.6   12.2   33.2
Mostly B's    10.6   34.8   12.2   21.5   10.0   19.6   9.6   36.1
Mostly C's    15.6   36.2   10.0   19.7   12.2   14.6   14.6   42.4
Mostly D's    22.1   46.9     29.0   11.0 !     53.6
Mostly F's    25.7   37.5 ! 27.5 ! 41.3 !   26.3 ! 19.9 ! 54.5
                                 
Student report of violent 
victimization at school6 
                               
Yes   36.6   23.4 ! 18.5 ! 23.9   31.6   29.1   30.0   62.7
No   11.4   35.6   11.9   21.0   9.2   20.1   10.8   36.5
                                 
Student report of theft 
victimization at school6 
                               
Yes   20.4   43.1   19.2   18.0 ! 14.8 ! 19.3   16.3   48.9
No   11.4   34.5   11.7   21.4   9.7   20.5   11.3   36.4
                                 
Sector                                 
Public    11.9   34.8   11.7   21.2   10.3   20.4   11.4   38.5
Private    9.8   38.9   19.0 ! 20.9     22.3   15.4 ! 19.8
! Interpret with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Detail of characteristic to which the hate-related word was directed does not sum to total because respondents were instructed to provide affirmative responses to all applicable items of the survey question. The total value includes only one count for each student who responded yes to any of the detail characteristics.
2 Includes physical, mental, or developmental disabilities.
3 "Other, non-Hispanic" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Beginning in 2003, students were given the option of one race. Non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2003 (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "other, non-Hispanic" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
4 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
5 Students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
6 Victimization data are taken from the National Crime Victimization Survey Incident Report.
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,684,000 in 2003. "Hate-related" words were defined as derogatory or bad names having to do with the respondent's race, religion, ethnic background or national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Detail for "characteristics to which the hate-related word was directed" may not sum to 100 percent because of "don't know" responses or rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2003.


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