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Study Says Senior Citizens are Not Afraid of Crime

by Sheela Philomena on  May 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM Senior Health News   - G J E 4
Elders are not afraid of crime, says a criminologist at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

John Lewis, a faculty member in IUP's Department of Criminology and his partner Mike Arter, a 2005 graduate of IUP's criminology doctoral program, made the new conclusion.
 Study Says Senior Citizens are Not Afraid of Crime
Study Says Senior Citizens are Not Afraid of Crime
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While earlier studies reported that fear of crime among the elderly is a significant problem and concern, Lewis found that the elderly are no more afraid of crime than any other age group.

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"The fear of crime among the elderly has been the focus of numerous studies over the past several decades," he said.

"Unfortunately, there is little consensus among researchers and a wide swing in findings from one decade to another.

"Basically, earlier studies reported fear of crime among the elderly as a significant problem or concern of the elderly, but more recent research indicates the elderly are no more afraid of crime than any other age group," he said.

Source: ANI
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Why should they be afraid? They're old already and lived their lives.
ennairam_23 Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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