TBI report finds increase in LGBT domestic violence

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its latest domestic violence report.  You can read it here.  We'll note a few of the findings.

*Overall domestic violence reports were down in Tennessee by 7.4% when one compares the 2011-2013 statistics to the 2012-2014 figures.

*LGBT domestic violence increased by about 3.5% between the 2011-2013 and 2012-2014 reports.  In the most recent report, the LGBT numbers were 4194 documented cases.  That number was 4053 in the previous report.

*Within same-sex relationships, "the largest group of domestic violence victims were African-American females at 41.9%."

The report doesn't specifically identify relationships involving transgender and bisexual people.  So the figures could be significantly higher. 

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