Facts: Violence Against Sex Workers

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Citations from Infographic “You’ve Been Assaulted But You Can’t Get Help.”
  1. USA rate of violence (Indoors) – Urban Justice Center’s “Behind Closed Doors” 2005 http://sexworkersproject.org/publications/reports/behind-closed-doors/, and

1b. USA rate of violence (Outdoors) – Urban Justice Center’s “Revolving Doors” 2003 http://sexworkersproject.org/publications/reports/revolving-door/

  1. UK rate of violence (indoor & outdoor)  – Ronald Weitzer’s “Sociology of Sex Work” 2009 http://myweb.dal.ca/mgoodyea/Documents/Sex%20work%20-%20General/Sociology%20of%20sex%20work%20Weitzer%202010%20Ann%20Rev%20Sociol%2035%20213-34.pdf

  2. Norway increase in assault after criminalisation – ProSentret’s “Dangerous Liaisons” 2012 https://humboldt1982.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/dangerous-liaisons.pdf

  3. Norway sex workers exposed to violence only after ban – ProSentret’s “Dangerous Liaisons” 2012 https://humboldt1982.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/dangerous-liaisons.pdf

  4. D.C. Police Interactions –  Alliance for a Safe & Diverse DC’s “Move Along: Policing Sex Work in DC” 2008 https://dctranscoalition.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/movealongreport.pdf.

  5. Chicago police accused in rape cases involving street prosititutes – Center for Impact Research’s “Sisters Speaker Out: The Lives and Needs of Prostituted Women in Chicago” 2002 http://www.healthtrust.net/sites/default/files/publications/sistersspeakout.pdf

  6. National Blacklist complaints about police – Tracy Clark-Flory, Matan Gilat, and EJ Fox’s Vocativ Article 2015 http://www.vocativ.com/news/239316/national-blacklist-for-sex-workers/

  7. One-third of 2015 US sex worker homicide victims are trans women – Koster and Demetri 2015

  8. 25% of 2012 GLBT homicides were connected to sex work – Chesnut, Shelby, and National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’s “2012 Hate Violence Report”http://www.avp.org/storage/documents/ncavp_2012_hvreport_final.pdf

  9. Contexts and forms of violence – World Health Organisation (WHO)’s “Addressing Violence Against Sex Workers” http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/sti/sex_worker_implementation/swit_chpt2.pdf

  10. 41 sex workers murdered in the US in 2015 – Koster and Demetri 2015


 Citations from Infographic “This Year 41+ Sex Workers Have Been Murdered in the USA.”

  1. Koster, Katherine & Demeri, Derek, 2015 Sex Worker Homicide Report, SWOP-USA (forthcoming)
  2. U.S. Census Bureau; Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts.; <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html>; (30-Sep-2015 )
  3. Gates, Gary J, 2011. How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender? UCLA-The Williams Institute. http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Gates-How-Many-People-LGBT-Apr-2011.pdf
  4. Koster, Katherine & Demeri, Derek, 2015 Sex Worker Homicide Report, SWOP-USA (forthcoming)
  5. Saunders, Penelope, and Jennifer Kirby. “Move Along: Community-based Research into the Policing of Sex Work in Washington, DC.” Social Justice(2010): 107-127.