What is Elder Abuse?
This Office defines elder abuse as any crime or violation involving a victim who is 60 years of age or older. Examples of typical crimes committed against the elderly include:
How to get help:
If you are a senior who has been the victim of a crime, or you know a senior citizen who has been abused or exploited, please contact the New York County District Attorney's Office Elder Abuse Unit at (212) 335-9007. For the resources we provide, click here.
Other Important Telephone Numbers
If a senior citizen has been physically abused or is in danger, call 911 immediately.
NYC Adult Protective Services ("APS") 212-630-1853
NYC Department for the Aging Elderly Crime Victims’ Program 212-442-3103