This report presents 2001 data from 12 participation agencies in order to illuminate some of the "latest trends in violence against lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual (LGBT) individuals in a number of cities and regions throughout the U.S."[p.6] This report provides analysis of U.S. national statistics and trends on anti-LGBT violence as well as more detailed anti-LGBT crime incident trends from the 12 reporting local regions. It includes poignant incident narratives and offers recommendations to improve research, prevention and intervention strategies.
The report has the following sections:
- Its Executive Summary introduces issues and scope, highlights 2001 findings, and summarizes NCAVP's seven recommendations. The main body of the report is divided into three parts and two supplements.
- Part 1 frames the limitations, extent and goals of NCAVP's reporting efforts. In the absence of any comprehensive U.S. federal effort to assess the extent of anti-LGBT violence, this NCAVP report notes it can only provide snapshots from portions of the U.S.; many other U.S. regions have no systematic way of documenting anti-LGBT violence despite that anecdotal reports portray a range of incidents from property crimes to brutal assaults. [p.7] Barriers to accurate reporting include that historically and presently police officers remain a prime category of offenders of anti-LGBT violence, and, that a lack of resources prevents anti-violence organizations from adequately advertising their existance and range of available services to LGBT individuals who may wish to access them.
- Part 2: Data, Trends, and Analysis [p.10 - 24] summarizes incidents including murder, sexual assault and rape, robbery, vandalism, assaults and attempted assaults, intimidation and verbal harassment, and other crimes and offenses. It notes trends in incident location and serial incidents. It includes sections on offenders, victims, police responses, and the effects of the September 11th terrorist attacks on reporting programs.
- Part 3 [p. 25 - 40] highlights local reports from: Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado, Columbus. Houston, Los Angeles, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York City, Providence, and San Francisco, with additional information from Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
- Supplement 1 is the Case /Incident Tracking Form used by NCAVP reporting agencies to record incident data.
- Supplement 2 [p. 46-63] provides the comprehensive raw incident data from the 12 reporting agencies for 2000 and 2001.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) describes itself as a not-for-profit, voluntary "network of over 26 anti-violence organizations that monitor and respond to incidents of bias, domestic, HIV-related and other forms of violence"[p.1] affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities. These AVP victim advocacy and documentation programs are located throughout the United States and include such programs as the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP), which describes itself as the U.S.'s "largest crime-victim service agency for the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and HIV-affected (LGTBH) communities." This is their eigth national report.