New Report: Crimes Against People With Disabilities


10.12.09wheelchairPeople with disabilities are twice as likely to experience sexual assault and one-and-a-half times as likely to be the victim of a non-fatal crime than people without disabilities, finds the Bureau of Justice Statistics‘ national survey of crimes against the disabled. “Crime Against People With Disabilities, 2007” looks at violent and property crimes against people with physical, cognitive and other disabilities, and takes measures including what percentage sought police assistance and how many felt they’d been victimized because of their disability.

Click here to read the full report.

Use The Crime Report for more information on Crime Victims.

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