Disabled people frequent victims of abuse

Physically and mentally disabled people are frequent victims of abuse in the Czech Republic, according to the results of a survey conducted by In IUSTITIA. Some 76 % of people with disabilities said they had faced physical or psychological abuse at some point in their lives, and 58 % have met with prejudice-triggered violence. Only a fraction of those attacked reported the incident to the police. The most common forms of violence were verbal abuse, intimidation or threats. A significant proportion of respondents also reported experiencing physical or sexual assaults.