Criminal Victimization of Elderly Persons and Senior Citizens in India

  • Ms. Anindita Saha
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  • Ms. Anindita Saha

    LLM Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India.

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The commission of crime is multifarious process the culmination of a set of connected events and series of act. In India there is rapid rise of crime against the elderly persons and senior citizens. It has been observed that elderly persons and senior citizens are most common target of crime such as abuse, robbery, murder, extortion, cheating and sexual offences by their relatives, family members, neighbors as per the data of Help age India 2019 the main abusers were Son (52%) and Daughter-in-law (34%). According to NCRB data of 2019 the total crime registered against the Senior citizens 27,696 and the total rate is 26% throughout India. Meanwhile, we have legislation to curb the crime against the elderly but we need legislation and proper initiatives to restraint such crime against them. As the elderly persons are prone towards crime because of the age as well as their social status. The judiciary and legislature needs to play a proactive role regarding such crime. There are provision against criminal victimization of elderly but there shall be proper application and also community based approach such as awareness, policing amongst the people living within society.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 647 - 656


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