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22 February 2013

Disabled more likely to become victims of violence

Those with emotional disorders at highest risk, British study found.

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.

The researchers, from University College London and King's College London, examined information compiled in the 2009-2010 British Crime Survey to estimate the likelihood that a non-institutionalised person with physical or mental disabilities would suffer physical, sexual, domestic or non-domestic violence.

The World Health Organization provides more information on violence against the disabled.

 
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