ABSTRACT

Crime against People with Disabilities, 2008   [open pdf - 292KB]

"In households in the United States, persons age 12 or older with disabilities experienced approximately 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and 1.8 million property crimes in 2008. This excludes persons living in institutions. Nonfatal violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault. Property crimes include household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft. Disability is defined 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. About 37% of the violent crimes against persons with disabilities in 2008 were serious violent crimes: rape or sexual assault (40,000), robbery (116,000), or aggravated assault (115,000). Persons with disabilities also were victims of about 459,000 simple assaults in 2008."

Report Number:
NCJ 231328
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2010-12
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Public Domain
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/
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