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NCJ Number: 235777 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables
Author(s): Erika Harrell, Ph.D.
Date Published: October 2011
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the third report in the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) series on crime against people with disabilities.
Abstract: Results indicate that in 2010, the age-adjusted violent victimization rate for persons with disabilities (28 violent victimizations per 1,000) was almost twice the rate among persons without disabilities (15 violent victimizations per 1,000); serious violence (rape/sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) accounted for about 50 percent of violence against persons with disabilities, up from 36 percent in 2009; between 2009 and 2010, the number of violent victimizations against persons with disabilities dropped 25 percent; the age-adjusted rate of serious violent victimization (rape/sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) was 16 per 1,000 persons with disabilities, compared to 5 per 1,000 for persons without disabilities; from 2008 to 2010, the age-adjusted rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities decreased from 40 per 1,000 to 28 per 1,000; and in 2010, the age-adjusted rate of simple assault against persons with disabilities was 12 per 1,000, compared to a rate of 10 per 1,000 for persons without disabilities. Further findings are analyzed and presented by category: victim characteristics, race and Hispanic origins, types of disabilities, victim/offender relationship, victim resistance, offender weapon possession, police notification and use of non-police victim service agencies, and victim injury. Findings are based on the National Crime victimization Survey (NCVS), a household survey that collects data on the civilian resident U.S. population (excluding those living in institutions). Tables and appendixes
Main Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Learning disabilities; Personal crime victims; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Persons with Disabilities; Persons with physical disabilities; Victims of violence
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