A Quiz About Crime Victims With Disabilities

See http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2007/pdf/05‐21‐07_jointstatement_crime.pdf

1.  Children with a reported disability are ______ percent more likely to be victims of maltreatment than children with no reported disability.
a) Close to 5%    
b) Close to 25%
c) Close to 70%    
d) Close to 90%

2. Women with developmental disabilities are at a _______ greater risk of sexual assault than women in the general population.
a) 2‐5%    
b) 4‐10%    
c) 15‐25%    
d) 25‐50%

3. More than ______ of persons with severe mental illness were victims of a violent crime in the past year, a rate more than 11 times that of the general population.
a) 1⁄2   
b) 1/3    
c) 1⁄4    
d) 1/5

4. From ________ people with developmental disabilities are raped each year in the United States.
a) 100‐300    
b) 500‐1000
c) 10,000-15,000    
d) 15,000-20,000


1. C. 68%.    See Children’s Bureau, “Child Maltreatment, 2004,” (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005), 27, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/cm04.pdf (accessed May 11, 2007).

2. B. 4‐10%. See W. Abramson et al., eds., Impact: Feature Issue on Violence Against Women with Developmental or Other Disabilities 13, number 3 (2000).

3.  C. 1⁄4 See L.A. Teplin et al., “Crime Victimization in Adults with Severe Mental Illness: Comparison with the National Crime Victimization Survey,” Archives of General Psychiatry 62, number 8 (2005).

4. D. 15,000‐19,000   See D. Sobsey, Violence and Abuse in the Lives of People with Disabilities: The End of Silent Acceptance?(Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1994).