elderly abuse statistics

Elderly Abuse Statistics

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 Percent
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
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
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

Elder abuse (also called "elder mistreatment," "senior abuse," "abuse in later life," "abuse of older adults," "abuse of older women," and "abuse of older men") is "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person."

Statistic Verification
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Research Date: October 22nd, 2015

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