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Age hate crime

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has a policy on prosecuting crimes against older people. The CPS 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

Listed below are support agencies aimed at victims of age related hate crimes. You can also view our Hate Crime Support Services page which details all hate crime support groups.   

Age UK 
Tel: 0800 107 8977

Action on Elder Abuse
0808 8088141

Independent Age
Tel: 0800 319 6789

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