Problem

Physical abuse of the elderly

Other Names:
Family violence involving old people
Violence against the aged
Incidence:
Family members commit half of all violent attacks on old people.

A 1992 investigation of elderly abuse cases in two London boroughs reports nearly 70% of those cases involving physical violence.

Related Problems:
Exploitation of the elderly
Values:
Abuse
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
01.12.1999 – 00:00 CET