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NCJ Number: 136481 Find in a Library
Title: Elder Abuse: A Profile of Victims Served by the New York City Department for the Aging
Author(s): J Berman
Corporate Author: New York City Dept for the Aging
Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: New York City Dept for the Aging
New York, NY 10007
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This profile describes 835 cases of alleged abuse reported to the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) over the December 1986 to January 1989 period.
Abstract: The findings, obtained by self-report or from a referral source, identify the victims and perpetrators of abuse and the types of abuse involved in the cases, address the reporting of cases to police, and examine the relationships between perpetrators and types and intensity of abuse and between referral sources and types of abuse reported. The elder abuse population was both older and more female when compared to the population 60 and older in New York City. Alleged perpetrators tended to be males (60 percent) and ranged in age from 13 to 96; the majority of perpetrators were relatives (63.4 percent). Psychological abuse (76.3 percent) was the type of abuse reported most frequently followed by financial abuse (48.3 percent), physical abuse (36.5 percent), and neglect (24.9 percent). Most frequently (40.5 percent) community-based and other agencies were the referral source. 11 tables
Main Term(s): Elder Abuse; Victim profiles
Index Term(s): Abused parents; New York; Offense characteristics
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