LGBTQ people 4 times more likely to be victims of violent crime

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LOS ANGELES — A new study has found that LGBTQ people are four times more likely than non-LGBTQ to be the victims of violent crime.

The National Crime Victimization Survey, published in the journal Science Advances in October, found LGBTQ had higher rates of serious violence victimization in almost every type of violent crime except robbery. They were also six times more likely to experience violence from someone they know and two and a half times more likely to experience violence from a stranger. Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women were five times more likely to experience violence than non-queer women.

You can read the full study here.

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