Victoria Police Statistics Reveal Seniors Affected By Family Violence

Horrifying statistics show more than 200 senior citizens in a pocket of Melbourne’s west were subjected to family violence in the past 12 months.

Leader obtained Victoria Police statistics which showed 206 domestic violence offences were recorded in Brimbank, against people aged 60 and over, between April last year and March this year.

According to the state’s Crime Statistics Agency, in comparison, there were 145 reports of elderly abuse in Brimbank during the previous 12 months.

Of the victims, 132 were women and 74 were men.

Read more in Herald Sun.


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