Of the Office for Civil Rights
Fiscal Year 2006
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III. COMPLAINT JURISDICTIONS
As in most years, the majority of complaints OCR received in FY 2006 alleged discrimination on the basis of disability (52 percent). Overall, the focus of complaints filed over the last several years has remained fairly consistent, with similar percentages of complaint receipts in each of the subject-matter jurisdictional areas.
Figures 2 through 8 below show the number and percentage of complaint receipts by jurisdiction for each fiscal year, 2000 through 2006. (Note, “other” includes mostly complaints over which OCR had no jurisdiction or that were referred to another agency.) Appendix B provides a breakout of complaint receipts by jurisdiction and by jurisdiction and OCR enforcement office.
The number of complaints indicated on the chart as received in each of the jurisdictions represents those complaints that were “purely” within that jurisdiction. Those complaints that contained, for example, allegations of both sex and race discrimination, are counted in the “Multiple” section. With this in mind, the following represents the total number of complaints, received in FY 2006, that contained allegations in each of the jurisdictions, including in those complaints that contained allegations in the “Multiple” jurisdiction category.
Title VI: 1,585 complaints received containing race discrimination allegations (including 998 complaints that contained only Title VI issues)
Title IX: 670 complaints received containing sex discrimination allegations (including 334 complaints that contained only Title IX issues)
Section 504/Title II: 3,511 complaints received containing disability discrimination allegations (including 3,025 complaints that contained only Section 504/Title II issues)
Age Discrimination Act: 359 complaints received containing age discrimination allegations (including 86 complaints that contained only Age Discrimination Act issues)