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Substantiated Reports of Elder Abuse Among Adults Aged 60 and Older, by Category of Abuse, 2004*

Percent of Adults:

  • Financial Exploitation: 14.7
  • Self-Neglect: 37.2
  • Caregiver Neglect: 20.4
  • Physical Abuse: 10.7
  • Sexual Abuse: 1.0
  • Emotional, Pyschological or Verbal Abuse: 14.8
  • Other: 1.2

*Based on 19 State agencies reporting; includes all adults (data were not reported by sex).

Source II.27: National Protective Services Association, Survey of State Adult Protective Services

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