May 9 2021
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) analyzed the number of cases of abuse of people with disabilities for the past five years to fiscal year 2019 for the first time. The national average rate of recognition of abuse by employees of facilities for the disabled is 20%, with Miyazaki having the highest rate at 32%. The lowest rate was 6% in both Ibaraki and Gifu, a difference of 26 percentage points.
The highest recognition rate for abuse by family members was 58% in Kyoto. The lowest rate was 12% in Oita, followed by 19% in Osaka and 22% in Kochi. Oita’s rate was 0.4 cases per 100,000 people, far below the national average of 1.2 cases per 100,000 people.