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Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009-2015: Statistical Tables

Show simple item record Harrell, Erika 2017-11-03T18:19:34Z 2017-11-03T18:19:34Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Harrell, Erika. (2017). Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009-2015: Statistical Tables. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 17 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCJ 250632
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract 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. 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). Part of the BJS Crime Against People with Disabilities Series. Methodology includes text of interview questions. (NCJRS Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) en_US
dc.subject Trends en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Disabled en_US
dc.subject Physical Disability en_US
dc.subject Mental Disability en_US
dc.subject Cognitive Disability en_US
dc.subject Developmental Disability en_US
dc.title Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009-2015: Statistical Tables en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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