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Crime odds nearly double for people with disabilities

from Disability Scoop

Even as violent crime declined significantly in 2010, people with disabilities continued to be victims almost twice as often as those without special needs. The findings come from an annual report showing that Americans with disabilities age 12 and older experienced more than 567,000 nonfatal violent crimes like rape, robbery and assault in 2010. Individuals with disabilities continue to be victimized at a disproportionately high rate, experiencing 28 crimes per 1,000 compared to 15 per 1,000 in the general population, the report found. more


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