Tuesday, February 25, 2014Tweet
[IWS] BJS: CRIME AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 2009-2012 -- STATISTICAL TABLES [25 February 2014]
IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
CRIME AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 2009-2012 -- STATISTICAL TABLES [25 February 2014]
[full-text, 24 pages]
Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2012. Findings are based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The report compares the victimization of persons with and without disabilities living in noninstitutionalized households, including distributions by age, race, sex, victims' types of disabilities, and other victim characteristics. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2000 U.S. Standard Population were used to estimate age-adjusted victimization rates.
· Persons age 12 or older who had disabilities experienced 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes in 2012.
· In 2012, the age-adjusted rate of violent victimization for persons with disabilities (60 per 1,000 persons with disabilities) was nearly three times the rate among persons without disabilities (22 per 1,000 persons without disabilities).
· In 2012, the age-adjusted rate of violent victimization was higher for persons with disabilities than for those without disabilities for both males and females.
· For each racial group measured, persons with disabilities had higher age-adjusted violent victimization rates than persons without disabilities in 2012.
· In 2012, 52% of nonfatal violent crime against persons with disabilities involved victims who had multiple disability types.
This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.
Links to this post: