Adult Abuse and Risk of Violence

A new report from Liverpool John Moores University in England analyzed 26 worldwide studies that measured the occurrence and risk of abuse for disabled adults.  Of the studies conducted, 15 of the 26 disability samples came from the United States.  The report concluded that adults with disabilities, totaling approximately 15% of the global population, are at greater risk of being victims of abuse and violence.  Adults with a mental illness are four times more likely to be abused than non-disabled adults; adults with an intellectual impairment are one to two times more likely to be abused. To read more about this report, view it at The Huffington Post.

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