Violence Against Seniors and Their Perceptions of Safety in Canada

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Shana Conroy and Danielle Sutton, Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics
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According to the General Social Survey on Canadians’ Safety (Victimization), there were about 128,000 senior victims of violence in Canada in 2019. Rates of violent victimization were five times lower among seniors aged 65 and older compared to younger Canadians (20 versus 100 incidents per 1,000 population).

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