Online Program Home
  My Program

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 93 - TRANScending Data Gaps: Advances in Transgender Research Using Survey and Administrative Data
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Monday, July 31, 2017 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Government Statistics Section
Abstract #322325
Title: Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the National Crime Victimization Survey
Author(s): Jennifer Truman* and Rachel Morgan and Timothy Gilbert and Preeti Vaghela
Companies: Bureau of Justice Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: sexual orientation ; gender identity ; victimization ; NCVS

The NCVS collects information on nonfatal personal and property crimes both reported and not reported to police. As part of the ongoing redesign efforts for the NCVS, the Bureau of Justice Statistics started collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) questions in July 2016. Sexual orientation and gender identity have been identified in other research as correlates of victimization, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 explicitly bars discrimination based on actual or perceived SOGI status, ensuring that LGBT persons have access to key services. The inclusion of these measures in the NCVS will provide important national-level estimates on victimization of LGBT people, and allow researchers to understand victimization risk and access to victim services. During the first 6 months of data collection, a debriefing survey, focus groups, and targeted interviews were conducted with NCVS interviewers regarding respondent and interviewer reactions to these new items. This presentation will discuss the initial data collection effort of SOGI in the NCVS, including performance of the items in the field, reactions to the items, and preliminary findings.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

Back to the full JSM 2017 program

Copyright © American Statistical Association