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Press Release Violent Crime against the Elderly Reported by Law Enforcement in Michigan, 2005-2009

Erica L. Smith, Bureau of Justice Statistics

June 13, 2012    

WASHINGTON -- A report released today by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that half of violent victimizations of persons age 65 or older involved serious violence, such as murder, rape, sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault, based on data from crimes known to Michigan law enforcement from 2005 to 2009.

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