WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008-2010 – Statistical Tables. This report presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities, from 2008 to 2010.
Findings are based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The report compares the victimization of persons with and without disabilities, types of disabilities, and victim and crime characteristics 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 distributions by age, race and sex; offender weapon possession; victim injuries; and reporting to the police.
TITLE: Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008-2010 – Statistical Tables
AUTHOR: Erika Harrell, Ph.D.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Bureau of Justice Statistics