Older Victims of Crime

An increase in the proportion of the population that is considered older has led to growth in the number of older crime victims. Historically, older victims of crime have not received special attention; however, it is now recognized that the needs of older victims may be quite different from those of younger victims. Older victims may require assistance with transportation, special housing, financial counseling, personal physical care, or psychological counseling, for example. Having a sense of security and being able to live without fear for personal safety are also major concerns. This entry first discusses the older adults in general and then focuses on the needs of and services for older victims of crime.

The Older

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