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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics, 2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/disabl_06212017.pdf

17.9% of persons with a disability were employed in 2016, compared to 65.3% for those without a disability.  The unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.5%.  Includes age, race, sex, and educational attainment, occupation, and industry data comparing those with and without a disability.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Annual Statistical Supplement 2016 [Social Security]

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

Annual statistical data book with more than 240 statistical tables on Social Security and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  Also includes data on related social insurance and welfare programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2016/home.htm

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Situation of Veterans—2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Vietnam

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/vet.pdf

The unemployment rate for post-2001 veterans moved down to 5.1% in 2016.  Provides details about veterans’ employment status by gender, age, service-connected disability status, and state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Moore v. Texas

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-797

5-3 Supreme Court ruling that Texas used unconstitutional standards in determining that a death row inmate was not intellectually disabled.  The court had previously ruled in a Virginia case (Atkins v. Virginia) that executing the “mentally retarded” violated the Constitution’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  That decision left it up to states to determine their own guidelines for intellectual disability.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-144.pdf

Reports participation rates by eligible individuals and benefit amounts received for such social services programs as Social Security retirement and disability, veterans’ disabilities, unemployment, and workers’ compensation.  From the Census Bureau

 

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