Hate Crimes Against the Disabled
|November 24, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Behavorial Health, Health, News, Research||
This week the FBI released their report on 2009 hate crime statistics in the United States. Of the 6,604 crimes reported as a result of personal bias, approximately 100 people were targets due to a mental or physical disability. While that number accounts for just 1.2% percent of these criminal incidents, it does well to remind us of the abject senselessness of anger, hatred and bias toward any collective group of people, for any reason.