Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mind reveals alarming levels of disability hate crime

71 per cent victimised in community in last 2 years64 per cent dissatisfied with authorities' response to crime reports
Today Mind publishes a shocking new report Another assault (1) exposing the extreme levels of harassment and victimisation experienced by people with mental health problems in the community. Mind’s new research reveals that 71 per cent of respondents with mental health problems had been the victim of a crime in the last two years, with just 19 per cent feeling safe all of the time in their own homes. In a further blow, victims' reports of these crimes are frequently not taken seriously by the very authorities that should be there to help them.

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