Crimes Against Seniors
Crime Stoppers recognizes that our valued Senior Citizens often face specific issues in relation to criminal activity in their homes, neighbourhoods and families.
Senior Citizens are often targetted by criminals and subsequently victims of many types of crime. Seniors are often victims of physical, emotional and financial abuse, fraud, break and enter, theft and more. Many of these victims do not seek assistance from the police for several reasons. Sometimes they don't think anyone will believe them, or no one will care and take it seriously. They may fear retribution or increased isolation from their caregivers or family. Occasionally a senior may feel embarrassed that the crime happened to them and do not know who to go to for help. Cultural traditions may play a role in some cases, and language barriers can often be a factor as well.
Crime Stoppers can help! If you know of a Senior who is being or has been victimized, call us and give us the details. We will ensure that your information is provided to the appropriate police service who will investigate the situation and your identity will remain anonymous.
Are YOU a Senior? Do you have a concern about something happening in your neighbourhood? We value your input and encourage you to call us with the information you have. We will give it to the police for you and you get to remain anonymous.
A live operator will take your call.