NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its first-ever study specifically targeting crimes against the elderly. It found a slight increase in the number of victims each year from 2009 through 2011. Conversely, though, the study noted the number of victims actually decreased during this span.
In that time frame, the number of senior victims grew 7 percent, while the total number of victims fell 5 percent.
The study analyzed incidents reported to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS) by state law enforcement agencies. It compared what were classified as crimes against persons and crimes against property where the victim was 65 or older, specifically robbery, burglary, assault, and fraud.
TBI's Highlights of the “Crimes Against the Elderly Report”
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