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Polyvictimization Prevalence Rates for Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents: Breaking Down the Silos of Victimization Research

NCJ Number
251353
Date Published
Annotation
This study identified lifetime polyvictimization rates by gender identity and sexual orientation for a national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents (SGMA).
Abstract
This study seeks to identify lifetime polyvictimization rates by gender identity and sexual orientation, for a national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents. Findings suggest large rates of some forms of physical assault, bullying victimization, sexual victimization, child maltreatment, property victimization and indirect forms of victimization, which call into question the practice of studying single forms of victimization for this population, as the results suggest they do not occur in isolation.
Date Created: December 4, 2017