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Victimization Among Female and Male Sexual Minority Status Groups: Evidence From the British Crime Survey 2007–2010

Mahoney, Berenice and Scurlock-Evans, Laura and Davies, M. (2014) Victimization Among Female and Male Sexual Minority Status Groups: Evidence From the British Crime Survey 2007–2010. Journal of Homosexuality, 61 (10). pp. 1435-1461. ISSN 0091-8369 Online: 1540-3602

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Abstract

International surveys of victims show crime rates in England and Wales, including hate crimes, are among the highest in Europe. Nevertheless, sexual minority status is a less considered risk factor in general victimization research. This study used sexual minority status and sex to predict victimization across British Crime Surveys from 2007–2010. Logistic regression analyses showed sexual minority status groups were more likely than heterosexuals to be victimized from any and some specic crimes. However, bisexuals rather than lesbians or gay men were more consistently victimized, notably by sexual attacks and within the household. Implications for understanding victimization among these groups are discussed.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Homosexuality on 30th September 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00918369.2014.928575.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: sexual victims, sexual offenders, male and female minorities, British crime survey, victimization, victimization, sexual minority status, specific crimes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Berenice Mahoney
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 14:46
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 14:46
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5103

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