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  NCJ Number: NCJ 235777     Find in a Library
  Title: Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Erika Harrell, Ph.D.
  Date Published: 10/2011
  Page Count: 20
  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 Statistics ; Crime specific countermeasures
  Index Term(s): Persons with physical disabilities ; Persons with cognitive disabilities ; Learning disabilities ; Persons with Disabilities ; Personal crime victims ; Victims of violence ; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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