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