Elderly Abuse Statistics

Statistic Verification
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Research Date: 7.7.2014
Elderly Abuse Statistics Data
Average number of elderly abuse cases each year 2,150,000
Percent of elderly population that will experience some type of abuse 9.5 %
Demographics of Elderly Abuse Victims Percent
Percent of female elder abuse victims 67.3 %
Median age of elder abuse victims 77.9
Percent of white victims 66.4 %
Percent of black victims 18.7 %
Percent of hispanic victims 10.4 %
Breakdown of Reported Elder Abuse Cases  
Neglect 58.5 %
Physical Abuse 15.7 %
Financial Exploitation 12.3 %
Emotional Abuse 7.3 %
Sexual Abuse 0.04 %
All other types 5.1 %
Unknown 0.06 %
Family Perpetrated Elderly Abuse  
Percent of Adult Protective Service cases that involve elderly abuse 68 %
Percent of elderly abuse perpetrated by adult children or spouses 66 %
Percent of murder victims over 60 who were killed by their own offspring 42 %
Percent of murder victims over 60 who were killed by their spouses 24 %
Nursing Home Abuse  
Percent of nursing homes that lack adequate staff to properly care for patients 91 %
Percent of nursing homes that have been in violation of elderly abuse laws 36 %
Elderly defined as 60 years of age and older

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