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Table 230.35. Percentage of students ages 12-18 who reported being the target of hate-related words at school, by type of hate-related word and selected student and school characteristics: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student or school characteristic Total,
any hate-
related words1
Type of hate-related word (specific characteristic targeted)
Race Ethnicity Religion Disability Gender Sexual
orientation
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total 7.2   (0.43) 3.2   (0.26) 1.8   (0.20) 1.0   (0.16) 0.7   (0.14) 1.3   (0.20) 1.0   (0.16)
                                           
Sex                                          
Male 7.8   (0.58) 3.9   (0.41) 2.3   (0.31) 1.1   (0.21) 0.7   (0.20) 0.6   (0.18) 1.1   (0.25)
Female 6.7   (0.61) 2.4   (0.37) 1.2   (0.24) 0.9   (0.21) 0.6   (0.16) 1.9   (0.33) 0.8   (0.20)
                                           
Race/ethnicity2                                          
White 6.3   (0.60) 1.7   (0.25) 0.7   (0.17) 1.2   (0.24) 0.8   (0.20) 1.6   (0.30) 1.1   (0.24)
Black 9.4   (1.07) 5.5   (0.92) 1.9 ! (0.57)   (†)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.56) 0.8 ! (0.37)
Hispanic 6.5   (0.78) 3.5   (0.54) 2.5   (0.43) 0.4 ! (0.18) 0.3 ! (0.16) 0.7 ! (0.25) 1.0 ! (0.31)
Asian 10.8   (2.39) 8.8   (2.13) 7.2   (2.01)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Other 11.4   (2.33) 6.5   (1.85) 4.4 ! (1.58) 2.5 ! (1.23)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                           
Grade                                          
6th 10.1   (1.58) 5.2   (1.15) 2.5 ! (0.92)   (†)   (†) 1.6 ! (0.74) 1.9 ! (0.88)
7th 7.0   (1.03) 3.2   (0.67) 2.0   (0.53) 0.5 ! (0.22) 0.8 ! (0.30) 0.7 ! (0.29) 0.7 ! (0.30)
8th 9.2   (1.11) 3.8   (0.75) 1.5 ! (0.46) 1.4 ! (0.45) 0.7 ! (0.30) 1.9 ! (0.57) 0.9 ! (0.36)
9th 7.4   (0.89) 3.1   (0.65) 2.0   (0.48) 0.9 ! (0.34)   (†) 1.5   (0.45) 0.8 ! (0.32)
10th 6.5   (0.94) 2.7   (0.57) 1.8   (0.52) 0.7 ! (0.33)   (†) 0.9 ! (0.34) 1.2 ! (0.43)
11th 6.0   (0.97) 2.2 ! (0.71) 0.9 ! (0.36)   (†)   (†) 1.4 ! (0.57) 1.1 ! (0.43)
12th 5.4   (0.99) 2.8   (0.70) 1.9 ! (0.58) 1.6 ! (0.55) 0.8 ! (0.42) 1.0 ! (0.46)   (†)
                                           
Urbanicity3                                          
Urban 6.5   (0.68) 3.0   (0.48) 1.3   (0.30) 0.4 ! (0.16) 0.5 ! (0.24) 0.7 ! (0.24) 1.1   (0.31)
Suburban 8.3   (0.62) 3.9   (0.41) 2.3   (0.32) 1.3   (0.23) 0.7   (0.19) 1.6   (0.30) 1.0   (0.23)
Rural 4.9   (0.85) 0.9 ! (0.32) 0.5 ! (0.24) 1.1 ! (0.38) 0.9 ! (0.34) 1.3   (0.33) 0.7 ! (0.30)
                                           
Control of school                                          
Public 7.6   (0.45) 3.3   (0.27) 1.9   (0.21) 1.0   (0.17) 0.7   (0.15) 1.4   (0.21) 1.1   (0.18)
Private 2.8 ! (0.96)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!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 coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Students who reported being called hate-related words were asked which specific characteristics these words were related to. If a student reported being called more than one type of hate-related word--e.g., a derogatory term related to race as well as a derogatory term related to sexual orientation--the student was counted only once in the total percentage of students who were the target of any hate-related words.
2 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons of Two or more races.
3 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent’s household as defined 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 in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school. "Hate-related" refers to derogatory terms used by others in reference to students' personal characteristics.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2015. (This table was prepared August 2016.)

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