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Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008

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dc.contributor.author Rand, Michael
dc.contributor.author Harrell, Erika
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-01T22:30:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-01T22:30:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Rand, Michael; Harrell, Erika. (2010) Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 16 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCJ 231328
dc.identifier.uri https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd08.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/17
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Based on data obtained from the 2008 National Crime Victimization Survey, this report presents statistical tables on the victimization experiences of persons with disabilities, including comparisons to the victimization of persons without disabilities, comparisons by types of disabilities, victim characteristics, and crime characteristics. This report defines disability as a “sensory, physical, mental, or emotional condition lasting 6 months or longer that makes it difficult for a person to perform activities of daily living.” Adjusting for the varied age distributions of persons with and without disabilities, the violent-crime rate against persons with disabilities was 40 violent crimes per 1,000 persons age 12 or older, which was double the violent-crime rate for persons without disabilities. Among persons with disabilities, females had a higher risk of violent crime than males in 2008. Among the types of disabilities measured in 2008, persons with cognitive disabilities had the highest risk of violent victimization. No statistically significant difference emerged by type of disability in the rate of rape or sexual assault or in the rate of aggravated assault against persons with disabilities. Persons with a cognitive disability had higher rates of robbery and simple assault than persons with other types of disabilities. Hispanics with disabilities (42 per 1,000 persons age 12 or older) were more likely to experience a violent crime than Hispanics without disabilities. Approximately 15 percent of violent-crime victims with disabilities said that they suspected they had been targeted due to their disabilities. Household burglary composed a higher percentage of all property crime against households with persons with a disability (25 percent) than against households without persons with disabilities (19 percent). (NCJRS Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) en_US
dc.subject Statistics en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Disabled en_US
dc.subject Developmental Disability en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.subject Beating en_US
dc.subject Property Crime en_US
dc.title Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008 en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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