The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Annual Report on the Federal Work Force II: Work Force Statistics, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. There were over 2.8 million employees in 64 federal agencies in FY 2010. Of those employees, only .88% (25,217) were persons with “targeted” disabilities, which includes intellectual disability. Only eleven agencies achieved the federal goal of at least a 2% participation rate for individuals with targeted disabilities. Among agencies with 500 or more employees, the EEOC had the highest percentage of individuals with targeted disabilities (2.67%).
The Bureau of Justice Statistics in the Department of Justice released data from 2008-2010 about crimes against individuals with disabilities over the age of 12. In 2010, the rate of crimes against people with disabilities was almost twice the rate for people without disabilities (28 victimizations per 1,000 individuals with disabilities compared to 15 per 1,000 individuals without disabilities).
The US Census Bureau released data gleaned from the American Community Survey concerning school-age children with disabilities. According to the Census Bureau, of the 53.9 million children aged 5-17 in the US civilian non-institutionalized population, 5.2% (2.8 million) were reported to have a disability in 2010.