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Voters with Disabilities: Observations on Polling Place Accessibility and Related Federal Guidance

Categories: Disability,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687556.pdf

Examines a sample of 178 U.S. polling places and finds that 60% had one or more potential impediments for voters with disabilities.  Covers in-person voting before and on election day, the extent to which polling places had impediments, actions taken to facilitate voting by those with disabilities, and the extent to which federal accessibility requirements apply to voting.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

2016 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016

Contains details of 5% rise in hate crimes during 2016 compared to the previous year.  Most attacks were directed against Blacks, Jews, Muslims, and LGBT people.  Covers information about the crimes, victims, offenders, and locations.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2016/index.html

Provides financial and demographic information about the program which provides benefits to the disabled.  Topics covered include current beneficiaries, benefits awarded-withheld-and terminated, and geographic distributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2016

Categories: Children,Disability,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2016/index.html

Covers the number of recipients by state or county, eligibility category, and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income Program during 2016.  From the Social Security Administration

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2016

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2016/oasdi_sc16.pdf

Basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/oact/tr/2017/tr2017.pdf

Annual report on the actuarial status and financial operations of the Social Security and Disability insurance funds. The trustees expect total income including interest to exceed program expenses only through 2021 and reserves for the combined funds would become depleted by 2034.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015, Statistical Tables

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0915st.pdf

Presents estimates of nonfatal violent crime directed against persons aged 12 or older with disabilities.  Includes type of disability, victim-offender characteristics, time of crime, and use of victim services.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0415.pdf

Covers the perceived motive for the hate crime, evidence that the crime was motivated by bias, demographic characteristics of victims and offenders, and crimes reported and not reported to police.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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