Home safety is a big concern of many senior citizens. From home invasions to theft to accidents around the home, many have legitimate concerns regarding being home alone.
Although the majority of crimes against seniors are non-violent, many seniors are on a fixed income making the financial blow of even smaller thefts harder to recover from. Additionally, when violence does occur, it can also have more serious repercussions on the elderly with the strong potential for more serious injuries and a longer recovery time.
The most common crimes targeted against seniors are home invasions, purse snatching, and fraud, so let’s take a closer look at each one:
While home invasions are not particularly common, they have gained a large amount of media attention in more recent years due to their frightening violence. Because the risk of serious injury is high, it is important for seniors leaving alone to know how to reduce their risk.
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