Elderly Victimization in Aging Japan

  • Minoru Yokoyama


Japan has become an aged society, in which 26.7% among all population is old persons of 65 years old and over. Therefore, the topic on the elderly victimization has become a big social problem. However, there are not data enough to analyze this topic in detail. In this paper the author will analyze the change in the situation of old people. Then, crimes committed by old people are briefly analyzed. The topic of the main analysis is the elderly victimization by crimes. The author uses data from the White Paper on Highly Aged Society in 2015 and newspaper articles as the major sources of information. The elderly victimization by accidents and disasters is also analyzed.


Elderly victimization Crime by old people Cruel ill-treatment Remittance fraud 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kokugakuin UniversityTokyoJapan

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