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Table 12.  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: 2005


      Characteristic to which the hate-related word was directed1      
Student or school characteristic Called a hate-
related word2
  Race   Religion   Ethnic or national origin   Disability3    Gender   Sexual orientation   Saw hate-related graffiti
Total 11.3   41.8   16.4   24.6   7.1   19.7   10.8   38.3  
                                 
Sex                                
Male 11.9   45.0   13.6   28.9   7.0   9.1   10.1   37.6  
Female 10.6   37.9   19.8   19.8   7.3   31.9   11.7   38.9  
                                 
Race/ethnicity4                                 
White, non-Hispanic  10.4   31.0   18.6   13.1   8.4   23.1   13.3   38.5  
Black, non-Hispanic  15.2   48.8   7.5 ! 27.7   7.6 ! 19.3   12.2   37.7  
Hispanic  10.6   54.9   15.4   55.6     11.2   4.5 ! 37.7  
Other, non-Hispanic  11.9   76.2   26.2 ! 36.9     12.8 !   38.8  
                                 
Grade                                 
6th  11.3   33.7   10.5 ! 8.8 ! 4.5 ! 15.2 !   33.7  
7th  13.3   48.8   11.3 ! 28.3   8.8 ! 15.7   7.6 ! 37.0  
8th  11.2   42.6   14.7   26.1   10.1 ! 20.3   6.8 ! 35.7  
9th  12.6   44.6   23.3   28.1   5.5 ! 21.1   11.6   41.3  
10th  11.0   37.7   18.6   22.2   5.2 ! 25.2   17.1   40.6  
11th  9.2   41.8   15.5 ! 25.4   6.7 ! 20.2   16.2   40.3  
12th  9.7   35.3   19.2   26.0   7.6 ! 18.5   13.2 ! 37.3  
                                 
Household income                                 
Less than $7,500  15.2   56.2   19.5 ! 34.3 !       39.4  
$7,500–14,999  15.1   52.7   13.9 ! 24.2     19.5 ! 13.4 ! 38.7  
$15,000–24,999  13.1   51.8     21.9     16.1 !   37.7  
$25,000–34,999  11.3   45.4   16.4 ! 27.6   8.4 ! 17.9   12.7 ! 37.7  
$35,000–49,999  11.9   37.1   16.1   31.2   6.4 ! 15.8   14.7   36.2  
$50,000 or more  9.8   38.6   20.1   22.6   8.4   25.6   12.7   39.1  
                                 
Urbanicity5                                 
Urban  12.3   45.2   15.5   28.9   8.1   19.8   11.8   40.5  
Suburban  9.5   40.1   15.2   25.5   7.7   19.4   9.5   37.9  
Rural  15.4   40.7   20.2   17.5   4.5 ! 20.2   12.3   36.0  
                                 
Self-report of grades at school6                                 
Mostly A's  10.6   39.6   18.9   25.8   6.6   24.4   10.8   36.8  
Mostly B's  9.9   39.9   16.1   24.3   9.7   19.7   10.0   35.6  
Mostly C's  14.2   41.6   13.7   23.5   4.9 ! 14.8   12.0   45.4  
Mostly D's  20.4   57.7     20.4 ! #       54.3  
Mostly F's  13.4 ! 88.4       #   39.2 !   46.2  
                                 
Student report of violent victimization at school7                                 
Yes  22.7   30.6 !   27.7 !       52.8  
No  11.1   42.0   16.6   24.6   7.1   20.0   10.9   38.1  
                                 
Student report of theft victimization at school7                                 
Yes  17.6   48.8   19.2 ! 19.2 ! 10.3 ! 24.6 ! 18.5 ! 55.1  
No  11.1   41.4   16.3   24.9   6.9   19.4   10.5   37.7  
                                 
Sector                                 
Public  11.6   41.6   16.0   24.2   7.0   19.5   10.8   39.9  
Private  6.9   44.1   25.1 ! 32.8     24.0 ! 12.0 ! 18.3  
   
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Includes only those students who reported being called a hate-related word.
2 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.
3 Includes physical, mental, or developmental disabilities.
4 "Other, non-Hispanic" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Beginning in 2003, students were given the option of identifying themselves as more than one race. Non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2005 (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.
5 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
6 Students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
7 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 25,811,000 in 2005. "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. Details may not sum to 100 percent because respondent-volunteered "don't know" responses are included in the base for the percentages listed and because students may have reported being called multiple hate-related words directed towards different characteristics, e.g., hate-related words directed towards ethnic or national origin and gender.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2005.


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