1.3m

In 2012, over 1.3 million violent crimes—including rape and assault—occurred against people with disabilities and that number has been steadily increasing since 2008, making people with disabilities one of the most harmed groups in the U.S.(2)

70%

70% of people with disabilities report they have been victims of abuse.(3)

63%

63% of parents and immediate family members report that their loved one with a disability has experienced abuse.(3)

90%

90% of victims of abuse experienced such abuse on multiple occasions. 46% saying it had happened too many times for them to even count.(3)

 

90%

90% of people with I/DD will experience sexual violence at some point during their lives.(4)

10.7x

Women with I/DD are 10.7 times as likely to be sexually assaulted than other women.(5)

15K

Estimates indicate that over 15,000 people with I/DD are raped each year in the U.S.(6)

50%

50% of people with I/DD will experience 10 or more incidents of sexual abuse.(4)

 

50%

Nearly half of victims did not report abuse to authorities. For those who did report, nearly 53% said that nothing happened.(3)

40%

40% of victims of physical abuse did not report it and 41% of victims of sexual abuse did not report.(3)

10%

In fewer than 10% of reported cases was the perpetrator arrested.(3)