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Elder Abuse: One Crime Against the Elderly Every 2.7 Minutes

One elderly person is victimized every 2.7 minutes in the United States, according to a recent “crime clock” by the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Common types of elder abuse include physical nursing home abuse, financial abuse and exploitation, and other crimes. The Office of Victims of Crime has published this clock to raise awareness about crime frequency as a part of their National Crime Victims’ Rights Week which runs from April 13-19.

See the crime clock here.