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BJS Releases Violent Victimization by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2017–2020

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) today released Violent Victimization by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2017–2020.

      This report presents data on the rate of violent victimization for persons who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender during the 4-year aggregate period of 2017 to 2020.  The report provides demographic characteristics of victims of violent crimes, including sex, race or Hispanic origin and age.  It also presents data on the types of violent crimes involved and whether victims chose to report the victimization to police.  Population estimates for persons age 16 or older by sexual orientation and gender identity are also provided.

      TITLE:  Violent Victimization by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,
(NCJ 304277)

      AUTHORS:  Jennifer L. Truman, Ph.D., and Rachel E. Morgan, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians

      WHERE:  bjs.ojp.gov

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States.  Doris J. James is the acting director.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or Tannyr.M.Watkins@ojp.usdoj.gov

Date Published: June 21, 2022