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Saturday, October 15, 2011


Crime is a big problem for people with autism and other disabilities. The Bureau of Justice Statistics has issued Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables. Some major findings:
  • ƒIn 2010, the age-adjusted violent victimization rate for persons with disabilities (28 violent victimizations per 1,000) was almost twice the rate among persons without disabilities (15 violent victimizations per 1,000).
  • ƒBetween 2009 and 2010, the number of violent victimizations against persons with disabilities dropped 25%.
  • ƒIn 2010, among the disability types measured, persons with cognitive disabilities had the highest rate of violent victimization (30 per 1,000).