APS Statistics

From the Adult Protective Services FY 2019 Annual Report:

  • 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.