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Thursday, November 4, 2021

BJS Releases Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2019 Statistical Tables

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2019 Statistical Tables.  This report presents 2009–2019 National Crime Victimization Survey estimates of nonfatal violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities.  It compares the victimization of persons with and without disabilities living in households, including distributions by sex, race and Hispanic origin, age and disability type.  Disabilities are classified according to six types:  hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care and independent living.  The report also includes crime characteristics, such as reporting to police.

      TITLE:  Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2019 – Statistical Tables
                    (NCJ 301367)

      AUTHOR:  BJS Statistician Erika Harrell, Ph.D.

      WHERE:  bjs.ojp.gov

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States.  Doris J. James is the acting director.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Created: November 4, 2021