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NCJ Number: NCJ 227814     Find in a Library
Title: Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2007
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Michael Rand ; Erika Harrell Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2009
Page Count: 12
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the first findings about nonfatal violent and property crime experienced by persons with disabilities, based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
Abstract: This report includes data on nonfatal violent victimization (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) and property crime (burglary, motor vehicle theft, theft) against persons with disabilities in 2007. It compares the victimization experience of persons with and without disabilities, using population estimates based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). Data are presented on victim and crime characteristics of persons with and without disabilities, including age, race and gender distribution; offender weapon use; victim injuries; and reporting to the police. Highlights include the following: 1) persons with disabilities were victims of about 47,000 rapes, 79,000 robberies, 114,000 aggravated assaults, and 476,000 simple assaults; 2) age-adjusted rate of nonfatal violent crime against persons with disabilities was 1.5 times higher than the rate for persons without disabilities; and 3) females with a disability had a higher victimization rate than males with a disability; males had a higher rate than females among those without a disability. Tables and appendix
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics ; Crimes against persons ; Persons with physical disabilities ; Persons with cognitive disabilities ; Victims of Crime ; Persons with Disabilities ; Victimization surveys ; Delinquents with Disabilities ; Victimization risk ; Victims of violence
   
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