Mental Health Today – Report on Victims of Crime

News, 6th September 2016.

People with mental health conditions or autism more likely to be victims of crime, report finds

About a third of people with conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or mental ill health have been the victim of a crime in the past year, according to new figures.

Figures from the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) report, Crime and disabled people: Measures of disability-related harassment, found that 35% of people aged 16 and over with conditions including autism, ADHD or Asperger’s syndrome, had been the victim of a crime in the previous year, as had 30% of people with mental health conditions, such as depression.

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