DOJ: Domestic Violence More Than Twice as High Among Homosexuals as Among Heterosexuals

CNSNews.com Staff | July 25, 2022 | 1:03pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - Domestic violence was far more common among bisexual and homosexual persons than among heterosexual persons, according to a report published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which is a part of the U.S. Justice Department.

“Domestic violence was eight times as high among bisexual persons (32.3 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 16 or older) and more than twice as high among lesbian or gay persons (10.3 per 1,000) as it was among straight persons (4.2 per 1,000),” said the report.

(Screen Capture from the BJS Report: "Violent Victimization by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2017-2020)
(Screen Capture from the BJS Report: "Violent Victimization by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2017-2020)

“Domestic violence,” the report explained, “includes violent victimizations committed by current or former intimate partners or family members.

“Compared to the rate of domestic violence against straight persons (4.2 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 16 or older), the rate among bisexual persons was about eight times as high (32.3 per 1,000) and the rate for lesbian or gay persons (10.3 per 1,000) was more than twice as high.

“The rate of intimate partner violence (domestic violence victimizations committed by current or former intimate partners only) was higher for bisexual persons (20.9 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 16 or older) than straight persons.”

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