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Table 16.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported seeing hate-related graffiti at school, being called a hate-related word, and the characteristic to which the word was directed, by selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
Characteristic to which the hate-related word was directed1
Saw hate- related graffiti Called a hate- related word2 Ethnic or national origin Sexual orientation
Student or school characteristic     Race   Religion     Disability3   Gender    
Total 35.0   9.7   47.2   16.3   30.2   10.6   21.0   10.5  
                                 
Sex                                
Male 34.5   9.9   53.3   15.0   36.2   11.0   10.6   10.1  
Female 35.5   9.6   40.6   17.7   23.8   10.3   32.2   10.9  
                                 
Race/ethnicity                                
White, not Hispanic or Latino 35.6   8.9   31.8   20.4   20.6   14.7   24.0   13.2  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 33.7   11.4   61.9   10.5 ! 19.8   8.3 ! 25.1   9.5 !
Hispanic or Latino 34.9   10.6   58.9   10.5 ! 63.6   4.5 ! 12.6   6.1 !
All other races, not
   Hispanic or Latino4
32.9   10.9   91.1   14.7 ! 41.1     11.2 !  
                                 
Grade                                
6th 35.6   12.1   33.8   16.4 ! 28.9   14.8   17.4    
7th 32.4   10.7   53.5   19.4   18.0   12.6   26.9   10.2 !
8th 33.5   11.0   42.2   21.2   31.0   8.8 ! 15.9   11.2 !
9th 34.6   10.9   48.5   17.7   29.6   12.2   25.6   8.5 !
10th 36.5   9.0   46.9   14.2   33.8   10.6 ! 26.1   10.8 !
11th 35.4   8.6   53.9   12.9 ! 39.1   6.7 ! 14.4 ! 18.4  
12th 37.7   6.0   50.5     36.3     16.6 ! 11.0 !
                                 
Household income                                
Less than $7,500 36.5   10.6   63.4   33.0 !     26.6 !  
$7,500-14,999 36.1   14.2   45.9   17.4 ! 31.2 !      
$15,000-24,999 33.6   12.6   42.7   20.1   23.6   11.6 ! 17.4 ! 11.9 !
$25,000-34,999 36.8   9.8   49.7   16.4 ! 31.1   12.2 ! 18.5 ! 10.9 !
$35,000-49,999 33.8   11.3   53.2   8.5 ! 34.2   8.4 ! 27.9   8.6 !
$50,000 or more 36.1   8.3   41.0   16.5   29.2   10.0   22.3   12.9  
                                 
Urbanicity5                                
Urban 34.6   9.7   53.3   14.1   34.5   7.0 ! 24.9   7.0 !
Suburban 34.3   9.3   44.6   15.0   30.3   12.5   17.1   10.7  
Rural 37.9   11.0   45.2   22.7   24.1   11.1   25.6   14.9  
                 
Self-report of grades at school6                                
Mostly A's 33.1   7.1   45.9   19.0   31.7   8.2   25.6   13.3  
Mostly B's 35.0   9.7   46.7   14.6   28.1   11.2   20.2   11.4  
Mostly C's 38.7   12.5   47.3   18.6   28.3   12.2   20.7   6.9 !
Mostly D's 42.1   20.8   54.8   12.9 ! 33.9   12.4 !    
Mostly F's 53.9   36.1   49.2     49.7        
                                 
Student report of violent
   victimization at school7
                               
Yes 48.2   30.0   52.7     28.8 !   24.7 !  
No 34.8   9.4   46.9   16.5   30.3   10.7   20.8   10.5  
                                 
Student report of theft
   victimization at school7
                               
Yes 50.7   22.1   38.5   27.3   49.9   18.4 ! 21.5 ! 15.3 !
No 34.5   9.4   47.8   15.5   28.7   10.1   21.0   10.1  
                                 
Sector                                
Public 36.5   10.1   47.4   16.2   30.3   10.7   21.5   10.7  
Private 18.5   6.1   43.9   18.5 ! 29.0        
! 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. "Hate-related" words were defined as having derogatory or bad names to do with the respondent's race, religion, ethnic background, or national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.
2 Respondents were instructed to provide affirmative responses to all applicable response options in the item. 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 "All other races, not Hispanic or Latino" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives) and respondents of two or more races. For this report, not Hispanic or Latino students who identified themselves as being of two or more races (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "all other races, not Hispanic or Latino" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino origin were classified as "Hispanic or Latino," 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 Rates for 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 Incident Report of the National Crime Victimization Survey and appended to the School Crime Supplement (SCS) data file. Readers should note the reference period for the victimization data is "the last 6 months" while the reference period for the SCS is "the last school year."
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Details for "skipped any class" 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. Details for "skipped any class" and "number of days" may not sum to totals due to rounding. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,967,000 in 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2007.


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