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Res Dev Disabil. 2013 Nov;34(11):3781-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2013.08.003. Epub 2013 Sep 9.

Prevalence of disabled people involved in Spanish Civil Guard's police activity.

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Guardia Civil, Spain.


Improving interventions with victims and offenders with disabilities requires analysis of the degree of prevalence of crimes in which these people are involved. For this purpose, data regarding interventions made by the Spanish Civil Guard between 2008 and 2010, in which 2099 people had some kind of disability, have been collected and analyzed, with particular regard to criminal offenses (felonies and/or misdemeanors). In this study, the relationship between the types of disability a person has and other variables like their connection to the incident, their gender, age, the relationship between victim and perpetrator, and the time and place of the events were all taken into consideration. The results show that most of the victims with disabilities served by the Spanish Civil Guard were male. The interventions were mainly aid and rescues. Criminal offenses were only 20% of the events.


Civil guard; Crime; Disability; Police activity; Prevalence; Spain; Victims; Vulnerability

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