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.
Listed below are support agencies aimed at victims of age related hate crimes.
Age UK (open in new window)
Tel 0800 107 8977
Action on Elder Abuse (open in new window)
Tel: 0808 8088141
Independent Age (open in new window)
Tel 0800 319 6789