61 million U.S. adults – about 1 in 4 – have a disability that impacts a major part of their life.
In Allegheny County, adults with disabilities are three times more likely than those without disabilities to live in poverty.
In Pittsburgh, almost 1/3 of people with disabilities are African-American.
32-40% of people in prisons and jail report having at least one disability.
“Disabilities Among Prison and Jail Inmates, 2011–12”, Jennifer Bronson, Ph.D., Laura M. Maruschak, BJS Statisticians, Marcus Berzofsky, Dr.P.H., RTI International, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2015.
In Pittsburgh, adults with disabilities are 3x more likely than those without disabilities to have less than a high school diploma.
ADA — PARC — Community & Work Disparities
Individuals with disabilities were at least twice as likely to be victims of violent crime as people without disabilities.
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009- 2015 Statistical Tables, (U.S. Department of Justice, 2017)