Intimate Partner Violence Experienced by Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals: A Look at National Data

April 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Center for Victim Research


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Despite the large body of literature examining issues of intimate partner violence (IPV), relatively little is known about IPV experienced by lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals.  Previous studies suggest that LGB individuals can be at greater risk for IPV as well as both short- and long-term harms than heterosexual individuals. Continued research is important to better understand patterns of IPV among LGB individuals.  This study examined reports of IPV experienced by LGB individuals with a particular emphasis on responses to these incidents including victim disclosure/help-seeking, need for services, and police response/arrest.  This study relied on data captured by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (2016) and the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010, General Population).

This webinar will include:

  • An overview of the NIBRS and NISVS data sources and how each can inform on IPV in general and among LGB individuals
  • An exploration of how each can inform an understanding of the patterns of IPV and responses to IPV by LGB individuals
  • A discussion of the strengths and limitations of each data source


  • Professor Lynn Addington, Ph.D.
  • Ericka Ayodele Dixon, M.A.