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Harassment & hate crime
People with learning disabilities are more vulnerable than others to experiencing bullying, harassment or hate crime. According to Mencap, as many as 9 out of 10 people with learning disabilities have been a victim of hate crime and/or harassment.
People with learning disabilities have a much greater propensity to develop health problems (both physical and mental) when compared with the general population.
It has been estimated that around one in three people with learning disabilities may have a sensory impairment, rendering the condition far more common amongst this community than it is amongst the general population.