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Table 3 Compared percentages of victimisation types (lifetime)

From: Victimisation in a French population of children and youths with autism spectrum disorder: a case control study

  ASD (n = 39) Controls (n = 53)
Robbery 4 (10.3%) 3 (5.7%)
Personal theft 9 (23.1%) 18 (34.0%)
Vandalism 10 (25.6%) 13 (24.5%)
Assault with weapon** 9 (23.1%) 2 (3.8%)
Assault without weapon 22 (56.4%) 26 (49.1%)
Attempted assault 15 (38.5%) 15 (28.3%)
Kidnapping 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.9%)
Bias attack 12 (30.8%) 7 (13.2%)
Physical abuse by caregiver 3 (7.7%) 6 (11.3%)
Psychological/emotional abuse 13 (33.3%) 11 (20.8%)
Neglect 1 (2.6%) 1 (1.9%)
Custodial interference/family abduction 0 (0.0%) 2 (3.8%)
Gang or group assault 4 (10.3%) 4 (7.5%)
Peer or sibling assault 26 (66.7%) 32 (60.4%)
Nonsexual genital assault 2 (5.1%) 2 (3.8%)
Bullying*** 18 (46.2%) 6 (11.3%)
Emotional bullying* 23 (59%) 17 (32.1%)
Dating violence 1 (2.6%) 0 (0.0%)
Sexual assault by known adult 1 (2.6%) 0 (0.0%)
Nonspecific sexual assault 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Sexual assault by peer 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Rape: attempted or completed 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.9%)
Flashing/sexual exposure 1 (2.6%) 3 (5.7%)
Verbal sexual harassment 3 (7.7%) 3 (5.7%)
Witness to domestic violence 1 (2.6%) 2 (3.8%)
Witness to parent assault of sibling 2 (5.1%) 3 (5.7%)
Witness to assault with weapon 5 (12.8%) 6 (11.3%)
Witness to assault without weapon 11 (28.2%) 14 (26.4%)
Burglary of family household 6 (15.4%) 7 (13.2%)
Murder of family member or friend 2 (5.1%) 0 (0.0%)
Witness to murder 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Exposure to random shootings, terrorism, or riots 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.9%)
Exposure to war or ethnic conflict 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
  1. The data are expressed as absolute value (percentage)
  2. ASD autism spectrum disorder
  3. * Significance threshold p < 0.05. ** Significance threshold p < 0.01. *** Significance threshold p < 0.001