Many seniors list “fear of crime” as one of their biggest concerns, even though statistics show that they are the least likely group to become victims of most types of crime.
However, when crime does happen, the consequences are often more severe for our older population. Many seniors live on a fixed income, so the loss of money or property is difficult to replace. As people get older, their bodies take longer to recover from injury, so an attack on a senior can have a more serious outcome than on someone younger.
There are steps that you can take to help prevent becoming a victim of crime.