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Children with disabilities are more vulnerable to violence because they generally do not report violence on their own accord because mostly they require some form of assistance and their physical mental state may make the police (authorities) not take them seriously as the authorities cannot communicate with them. This is known to perpetrators, who see in children with disabilities, even more so than children in general, easy targets for all sorts of abuse. Studies show that a large majority of children with disabilities are violated, with up to 80% of girls having experienced sexual abuse, and 70% of all children being violated. One study indicates that it is 4 to 10 times as likely to become victimized, and yet another indicates that the chance is 70% higher.

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