Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Domestic Violence: 2003 Supplement

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This document reports about the number of new domestic violence incident reports recorded in 2003 by twelve participating NCAVP member agencies and several affiliates, including organizations serving LGBT domestic violence victims in Tucson, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Columbus, OH; Burlington, VT; and Toronto, ON. This document also offers demographic information about the victim(s) of domestic violence documented in each incident report, along with more general local organizational summaries and survivor narratives that help illustrate the diverse nature of domestic violence and its impacts on LGBT people and communities.

Highlighted statistic: "In 2003, twelve NCAVP member organizations, along with several affiliated programs, documented a record 6,523 LGBT domestic violence incidents reported in eleven distinct cities and regions across the U.S. and in Toronto, Ontario. Th is total represents an increase of 13% over the 5,718 cases reported by the same agencies in 2002, and includes six reported domestic violence-related deaths."