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21,348 reports of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation were received by the APS Program. This is an increase of 4,841 reports over FY 2018.
The majority of reports were for Financial Exploitation, (8,467), followed by Emotional Abuse (5,943); Passive Neglect (5,370); Self-Neglect (4,488), Physical Abuse (3,589); Willful Deprivation 2,261); Confinement (1,162), and Sexual Abuse (706).
Source of Reports remains consistent across the last three Fiscal Years. Social Workers and Medical Personnel account for 37% of reports.
82% of Reports involved an individual age 60 and above.
Most individuals (77%) reported to the APS Program reside in their own home.
In all categories of abuse, neglect, self-neglect and financial exploitation, reports of abuse towards female victims were more often reported.
For individuals over age 60, relationship of abuser to victim varied depending on type of abuse reported.
Gender of abuser also varied depending on the type of abuse reported.
In individuals under age 60, financial exploitation and emotional abuse were the most frequent categories of abuse reported.
For individuals under age 60, the most common relationship with the abuser was parent to child.