Crimes Against the Elderly By: Jack Anderson

A crime against an elderly person is fraud committed by strangers, and financial exploitation by relatives and caregivers

Property crime is more common for elderly people than it is younger people
72.3 per 1000 elderly people are victims of property crimes and has slowly increased

Other stats:

Violent crime is 3.6 per 1000 elderly victims

Elderly homicide rates have decreased 44%

59% of elderly crimes are reported

There are plenty of ways you can help to stop crimes against the elderly

1) Improving public safety

2) Rapid response to any crime committed

3) Brochures about elderly crime

4) Listen to financial fraud radio

5) Report it right away

Elderly abuse is another big problem at nursing homes and assisted living centers

http://www.wcvb.com/article/stoughton-police-woman-charged-in-worst-case-of-elder-abuse/8196801

Sources: http://www.wcvb.com/article/stoughton-police-woman-charged-in-worst-case-of-elder-abuse/8196801

Textbook

http://www.popcenter.org/problems/crimes_against_elderly

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