Mental Handicap Research
This article reports the results of a survey conducted in the United Kingdom. The survey was administered to discover the rate of sexual abuse of adults with learning disabilities. The authors found that both men and women were at risk. Consistent with the literature the authors found that perpetrators were predominantly men and that the perpetrator was usually known to the survivor. The authors also noted a significant increase in the proportion of men with learning disabilities reporting sexual abuse. The authors indicate that although there is increased awareness about the sexual abuse of men and women with learning disabilities, that service agencies have not developed systems for reporting sexual abuse.