Homosexuals more likely to break the law? The Longitudinal Study of Violence Against Women asked college students about sexual orientation. A criminality scale was constructed for males, but girls were only asked if they had gotten into a physical fight.
Straight men 1.67 (N = 519)
Gay men and bisexual men 1.84 (N = 39)
Percent in a physical fight in past year
Straight women 7.2 (N = 1,172)
Lesbians and bisexual women 14.4 (N = 28)
The high lesbian rate isn't surprising--I'm reminded of the hooligan dykes in A Confederacy of Dunces--but the higher mean for homosexuals is strange. Crime requires aggressiveness and nerve. We have seen in prior analyses a pattern of dysfunction among homosexuals, bisexuals, and lesbians: their higher rates of early sexual contact, family violence, and drug use. Any explanations?
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