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Disabled people's experiences and concerns about crime:Analysis of the British Crime Survey 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10

Iganski, Paul and Nocon, Andrew and Lagou, Spyridoula (2011) Disabled people's experiences and concerns about crime:Analysis of the British Crime Survey 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10. Research Briefing . Equality and Human Rights Commission, Manchester. ISBN 978 1 84206 408 5

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    Abstract

    This briefing looks at disabled people’s experiences of crime and compares these with the experiences of non-disabled people. It considers the impact of crime on disabled people’s lifestyles and concludes with disabled people’s concerns about experiencing crime in the future. The briefing supports the Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission)’s inquiry into disability-related harassment. It finds that disabled people in all age groups are more likely than non-disabled people to have experienced a crime in the past 12 months. In 4 per cent of incidents in which disabled people were targeted, they believe this was because of their impairment; the impact of such crime was greater than for other incidents of crime. Disabled people, particularly women, were more likely than non-disabled people to report feeling unsafe when walking alone after dark and to fear attack by strangers

    Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: British Crime Survey ; disability ; crime ; victims
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
    ID Code: 54416
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 22 May 2012 11:08
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:23
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54416

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