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NCJ Number: 190784 Find in a Library
Title: Los Angeles Police Department Amended Senior Crime Prevention Month Circular
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: July 18, 2001
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles Police Dept
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sale Source: Los Angeles Police Dept
150 North Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this circular is to standardize senior crime prevention information presented by the Los Angeles Police Department at community crime prevention meetings.
Abstract: The circular is intended to assist the police personnel who conduct such meetings to impart basic crime prevention techniques to help seniors achieve a greater degree of safety and security. Three general rules are outlined for the promotion of senior crime prevention. First, be alert and aware so as not to be taken by surprise; second, walk confidently and do not show fear; third, if a place or situation is uncomfortable, leave immediately and get help if necessary. Recommendations are offered for improving security at home, in the car, while using public transportation, and while using an automated teller machine. Recommendations are offered for what a person should do during and after being criminally victimized and measures that can be taken to protect income. Information is provided on fraud and con-games, elder abuse, and crimes in convalescent homes. The latter involve physical abuse, neglect, sexual assault, emotional/psychological abuse, and financial abuse. Suggested criteria are offered for selecting a convalescent home. Addresses and phone numbers are listed for senior multipurpose centers in Los Angeles County.
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): California; Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victims; Institutional elder abuse; Older Adults (65+)
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