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Violent Crimes Against the Elderly Increase 27 Percent

From 2003 to 2013 rates of nonfatal violent crime against the elderly increased 27 percent, from 3.4 to 4.4 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 65 or older and property crime declined 50 percent, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. However, crime rates for elderly persons were consistently lower than rates for persons […]

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Serious violent crime nearly four times higher against the disabled

An estimated 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes occurred against persons with disabilities in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. While the annual number of victimizations increased from 2008 to 2012, the number in 2012 was not statistically different from 2011. These findings are based on BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which classifies […]

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Violent Crime Rate for Disabled Double the National Average

Crime in America.Net Two of us are former police officers and we are not surprised that people with disabilities have a violent crime rate that is double the national average. People with disabilities come with a wide variety of issues (cognitive, physical, seeing or hearing) that make them vulnerable. Some offenders seek those deemed easy […]

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Elder Abuse

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources NIJ funded the National Elder Mistreatment Study, which provides the following statistics on the prevalence of elder mistreatment victimization: Eleven percent of elders reported experiencing at least one form of mistreatment — emotional, physical, sexual or potential neglect — in the […]

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