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[IWS] BJS: CRIME AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 2009-2012 -- STATISTICAL TABLES [25 February 2014]

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

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New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

 

CRIME AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 2009-2012 -- STATISTICAL TABLES [25 February 2014]

http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=4884

or

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0912st.pdf

[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.

 

 

Highlights:

 

·         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.

 

 

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