National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
National Advocacy for Local LGBT Communities

Publication Notice:                                   2008 Report on Anti-LGBT Violence Now Available     

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 Items of Interest

NCAVP Releases 2008 Hate Violence Report ~ 6/16/2009

Violence increases dramatically in Mid-West; number of murders at the highest level since 1999; NCAVP calls for education and prevention efforts. more view entire document

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Releases 2007 Report on LGBT Domestic Violence ~ 10/20/2008

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Annual Report on Anti-LGBT Hate Violence Released ~ 5/20/2008

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FBI Releases 2006 Hate Crimes Statistics ~ 11/19/2007

New York – Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released statistics on hate crimes across the nation. The data contains information on 7,722 hate crimes submitted by local law enforcement agencies across the nation.The report included information on 1,195 incidents in which the perpetrators’ motivating factor was thevictims’ actual or perceived sexual orientation an 18% increase in such incidents from the FBI's 2005 report. The proportion of all hate crimes of all types that were motivated by actual or perceived sexual orientation was 15%, up only a small margin from the 14% of incidents that were so motivated by sexual orientation in 2005.  more view entire document

NCAVP Releases 2006 Report on Domestic Violence ~ 7/12/2007

New York – The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), an LGBT-specific network of community-based organizations, released its Annual Report on Domestic Violence within Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities in the United States. The 43 page report compiled by the New York -based coalition includes data regarding over 3,000 individuals who experienced domestic violence. Fourteen of 33 NCAVP member programs contributed to this year’s report. Participating regions include Tucson, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Colorado, Chicago, IL, Massachusetts, Minnesota; Kansas City, MO, New York, NY, Columbus, OH, Pennsylvania, and Houston, TX. There were 3,534 reported incidents of domestic violence affecting LGBT individuals in 2006, a decrease of 15% over incidents recorded in the 2005 report. However, this decrease does not necessarily indicate that LGBT domestic violence is declining. Numerous factors influence whether or not a victim of domestic violence will seek help through an organization or a hotline, including visibility of the local organization, fears on the part of the victim of being “outed,” and fear of bringing shame to ones family or community. Additionally, individual organizational capacity and ability to participate in this report shift somewhat from year to year which could also account for the numerical difference. more view entire document