elderly abuse statistics

Elderly Abuse Statistics

Share This Data
Elderly Abuse StatisticsData
Average number of elderly abuse cases each year2,150,000
Percent of elderly population that will experience some type of abuse9.5 %
Demographics of Elderly Abuse VictimsPercent
Percent of female elder abuse victims67.3 %
Median age of elder abuse victims77.9
Percent of white victims66.4 %
Percent of black victims18.7 %
Percent of hispanic victims10.4 %
Breakdown of Reported Elder Abuse CasesPercent
Neglect58.5 %
Physical Abuse15.7 %
Financial Exploitation12.3 %
Emotional Abuse7.3 %
Sexual Abuse0.04 %
All other types5.1 %
Unknown0.06 %
ADVERTISEMENT
Family Perpetrated Elderly AbusePercent
Percent of Adult Protective Service cases that involve elderly abuse68 %
Percent of elderly abuse perpetrated by adult children or spouses66 %
Percent of murder victims over 60 who were killed by their own offspring42 %
Percent of murder victims over 60 who were killed by their spouses24 %
Nursing Home AbusePercent
Percent of nursing homes that lack adequate staff to properly care for patients91 %
Percent of nursing homes that have been in violation of elderly abuse laws36 %
Elderly defined as 60 years of age and older
PREV DATA SET
Statistic Sources & References
Sources: National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 30, 2017

Elderly Abuse Statistics

Crime
ADVERTISEMENT
Related Statistic Brain Research