US News: Americans with Disabilities More Often Victims of Violent Crimes

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US News: Americans with Disabilities More Often Victims of Violent Crimes

May 22, 2015

by Lindsey Cook

People with disabilities are significantly more likely to be victims of violent crimes, according to data from the Department of Justice. 

The age-adjusted rate of nonfatal violent victimization — rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault — was 36 per 1,000 for people with disabilities in 2013, twice the rate for people without disabilities. Continue reading . . .