Disabled Adults More Likely to be Victims of Violence

Adults with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence than adults who are not disabled, according to a new study published online in The Lancet. Mentally ill adults are at four times higher risk for violence, and adults with intellectual impairments are also particularly vulnerable. A team of researchers from the United Kingdom's Liverpool John Moores University and the World Health Organization analyzed 26 studies on violence against disabled adults, with more than 21,000...Full Story
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