People with Disabilities Nearly Three Times More Likely to Be Victims of Crime

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People with Disabilities Nearly Three Times More Likely to Be Victims of Crime

A new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that there were an estimated 1.3 million violent crimes against people with disabilities in the U.S. in 2012. The report documents nonfatal serious violent crimes, such as rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The National Crime Victimization Survey found that the age-adjusted rate of violent crimes against people with disabilities was nearly triple that of people without disabilities. Among persons with cognitive disabilities, the rate of serious violent crime doubled during the period of the study.

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