1997-98 Academy Text Supplement

Chapter 18

Elderly Victims of Crime

Statistical Overview

(Perkins, C. (1997, September). Age Patterns of Victims of Serious Violent Crime: Special Report, NCJ-162031, p. 1. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.)

Domestic Violence Against the Elderly

In the past year, new emphasis has been given to domestic violence committed against the elderly. This information is highlighted below:

Elder Victims of Fraud

Elders are especially at risk of becoming victims of economic scams and fraud. Con artists target the elderly with "get rich schemes," home improvement scams, and investment fraud:

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