Senior people are victims of crime in BritainJune 13th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) An astounding 96 percent of senior people in Britain have been victims of crime or anti-social behaviour in the past one year, says a new study.
In a survey of 1,500 men and women over 65, nearly half said they were affected by vandalism, one in five said he or she was burgled, and one in 25 complained of having been mugged, the Daily Express reported.
Two-thirds of the victims say court sentencing was “too lenient”. None of the victims rated it “harsh”.
None of the senior people surveyed considered their pension “generous” or even adequate.
The study was conducted to mark a novel by author Tony Edwards about pensioners in revolt.
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