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Leonard Cheshire Disability: UK Disabled Adults Survey Crime Section

A survey of UK disabled adults aged 18+ around their experiences with crime and hostile behaviour as a result of their disability.

Of disabled adults aged 18+ in the UK:

  • A fifth (18%) of those who have been a victim of crime believe it was motivated by their disability;
  • Approaching a third (30%) say they have experienced hostile behaviour motivated by their disability;
  • And a third (31%) report concern of hostile behaviour as a reason for not going out in their local area.

Date Published: 16/10/2017

Categories: Health | Public and communities | Social | Third Sector | UK

Client: Leonard Cheshire Disability


ComRes interviewed 1,609 disabled adults in the UK, aged between 18 and 65, from 15th June to 10th July 2017. Data were weighted by age, gender and region to be nationally representative of disabled adults of working age in the UK. In this survey, ComRes asked disabled adults questions around their experiences with crime and hostile behaviour.

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