The Costs of Elderly Victimization

  • Ezzat A. Fattah
  • Vincent F. Sacco


What occurs in the aftermath of criminal vicitmization? How do individuals assess the problems that Victimization has created for them and how do they cope with these problems? Thus far in our examination of criminal victimization of the elderly we have focused upon the determinants and the content of victimization experiences. We have discussed the rates of such crimes and their distributional properties but we have not been concerned with the consequences which flow from them. This is the principal issue considered in the present chapter.


Victimization Experience Physical Injury Elderly Victimization Victimization Cost Personal Safety 
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Chapter Nine: Recommended Readings

  1. Burt, M.R. and B.L. Katz 1985 Rape, Robbery and Burglary: Responses to Actual and Feared Criminal Victimization with Special Focus on Women and the Elderly. Victimology, 10:325–358.Google Scholar
  2. Canada 1984 Canadian Urban Victimization Survey Bulletin 5: Costs to Victims of Crime. Ottawa: Ministry of the Solicitor General.Google Scholar
  3. Cook, F.L., W.G. Skogan, T.D. Cook and G.E. Antunes 1978 Criminal Victimization of the Elderly: The Physical and Economic Consequences. The Gerontologist, 18:338–349.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  6. Hochstedler, E. 1981 Crimes Against the Elderly in 26 Cities. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ezzat A. Fattah
    • 1
  • Vincent F. Sacco
    • 2
  1. 1.School of CriminologySimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Department of SociologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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