People With Disabilities At Greater Risk Of Becoming Victims Of Violence.

HealthDay (2/21, Dallas) reports, “People with disabilities are at greater risk of being the victims of violence, particularly if they have a mental illness-related disability, according to a new study” published Feb. 20 in PLoS One. For the study, researchers “examined information compiled in the 2009-2010 British Crime Survey to estimate the likelihood that a noninstitutionalized person with physical or mental disabilities would suffer physical, sexual, domestic or nondomestic violence.” They found that “the odds of being a victim of violence in the past year were three times higher for those with a mental-illness-related disability and twice as high for those with a physical disability.”

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— “People With Disabilities More Likely to Become Victims of Violence, “Mary Elizabeth Dallas, Healthday, February 20, 2013.

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