skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 250632 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009-2015 - Statistical Tables
Author(s): Erika Harrell
Date Published: July 2017
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF (Summary)|PDF (Full Report)|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics; Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the summary of a report on data from the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS‘) National Crime Victimization Survey regarding violent victimizations of persons with disabilities for the period 2009-2015.
Abstract: The Victimization Survey defines a “disability” as “the product of interactions among an individual’s body - including their physical, emotional, and mental health - and the physical and social environment in which they live, work, or play. A disability exists when this interaction results in limitation of activities and with restrictions to full participation at school, work, home, or in the community.” Disabilities are classified in the following categories: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care, and independent living. During the period examined, the rate of serious violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) for persons with disabilities (12.7 per 1,000) was just over three times the rate for persons without disabilities (4.0 per 1,000). Overall, a higher percentage of violence against disabled persons (40 percent) was committed by persons the victims knew well or who were casual acquaintances than was the case with the perpetrators against persons without disabilities (32 percent). The rate of serious violent crime against persons with a single type of disability (11.4 per 1,000) was less than the rate for persons with multiple disability types (14.1 per 1,000).
Main Term(s): Victimization surveys
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Crime Statistics; victims with disabilities; Violent crimes
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.