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Age hate crime

The Crown Prosecution Service has issued a new policy on prosecuting crimes against older people and in this policy they define the range of crimes which older people may experience as:

Abuse or neglect where there is an expectation of trust, whether by family members, friends or paid workers, or where the older person is living in an institution.

Crimes which are specifically targeted at older people because they are perceived as vulnerable or potentially easy to steal from, such as muggings, doorstep theft or rogue traders.

Crimes against older people which are not initially related to their age but may later become so if someone exploits the situation on discovering that they are an older person.

Crimes against older people which are part or wholly motivated by hostility based on age.

Support available:

Age UK

Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged. They provide advice and information through their helplines, publications and online.
Address: FREEPOST London N1 9BR
Telephone: 0800 107 8977

Independent Age

Independent Ageis the national charity working with older people, their families and carers to get the best care and support.
Address: 18 Avonmore Road, London W14 8RR
Telephone: 0800 319 6789


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