Victim Offender Relationship in Crimes against Elderly

mamta patel


The cases of crimes against elderly have been increasing very fast in India and need attention to prevent this problem. Whatever cases are reported in print media, it does not depict the real scenario of entire problem. Since, this is a serious problem affecting the whole society and need social and Police actions to live the elderly fear free. This research work has used the method of content analysis to gain insight into the media reports of the elderly victim of crime. This paper attempts to know the victim offender relationship and different types of crimes against the elderly. Result shows that male victims are more in number than female victims. Nearly 1/4th of the elderly have been found the victims of crime by their own family members. The incidents of murder (53.26%) are higher than other crimes and prevalent in both urban and rural areas. The trend of nuclear families is one of the major reasons of increasing crime against elderly in India.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782