This study examines current issues related to violence against people with disabilities. We searched for relevant studies published through July 2017, using the electronic database PubMed and Google Scholar with the keywords “disabilities,” “intimate partner violence,” and “domestic violence.” We ultimately reviewed nineteen studies. Our results showed that people with disabilities were significantly more likely to experience violence. Women with disabilities were more likely to experience sexual and intimate partner violence and men were more likely to experience physical violence.Violence was associated with poorer health status regardless of participant gender. These findings confirm that violence is an important issue for both men and women with disabilities. There are very few studies on violence against people with disabilities in Japan.Researchers need to address violence against people with disabilities as a larger social issue that exists in Japan.