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NCJ Number: 241083 Find in a Library
Title: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation
Author(s): Mikel L. Walters; Jieru Chen; Matthew J. Breiding
Date Published: January 2013
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health & Human Services
Atlanta, GA 30341-3742
Sale Source: US Dept of Health & Human Services
National Ctr for Injury Prevention and Control,
CDC, Div of Violence Prevention
4770 Buford Highway NE, MS-F64
Atlanta, GA 30341-3742
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined and measured lifetime victimization for violence as well as victimization in the 12 months prior to taking the survey.
Abstract: The findings of this report indicate that bisexual woman had significantly higher prevalence of virtually all types of sexual violence and intimate partner violence measured in the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) when compared to both heterosexual and lesbian women. Results indicate that bisexual women had significantly higher lifetime prevalence of rape and sexual violence other than rape by any perpetrator when compared to both lesbian and heterosexual women; bisexual women had significantly higher lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner when compared to both lesbian and heterosexual women; and lesbian women and gay men reported levels of intimate partner violence and sexual violence equal to or higher than those of heterosexuals. The findings in this report are for 2010, the first year of NISVS data collection, and are based on complete interviews. Complete interviews were obtained from 16,507 adults (9,086 women and 7,421 men). Prevalence estimates for some types of violence for particular groups were too small to produce reliable estimates and, therefore, are not reported. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Homosexuality-crime relationships; Violence
Index Term(s): Bisexuality; Cross-cultural comparisons; Domestic assault; Homosexuality; Sexual assault
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