Over 2 million elders are abused every year. ( National Aging Resource Center on Elder Abuse, 1999)
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Victims of elder abuse often live with their abusers. Two-thirds of abusers are family members. (National Aging Resource Center on Elder Abuse, 1999)
The majority of the victims of elder abuse are females aged 75 and older. (National Aging Resource Center on Elder Abuse, 1999)
Only one in 14 cases of elder abuse are reported to authorities. (House Select Committee on Aging, 1994)
Our oldest elders (80+) are abused and neglected at two to three times their proportion of the elderly population. (National Elder Abuse Incidence Study: Final Report, American Public Human Services Association, 1998)
Substance abuse is the most frequently cited risk factor associated with elder abuse, affecting both victims and perpetrators. (National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, 2002)
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