Crimes of Violence: Pensioners

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd November 2017.

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Photo of Julie Elliott Julie Elliott Labour, Sunderland Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) prevent violent crimes against pensioners and (b) support pensioners who have been victims of such crimes.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Violent crime is abhorrent and has a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities. It will not be tolerated, in particular where perpetrators target the more vulnerable, including older people, and we are taking a range of action to tackle it.

We work closely with the police and partners to ensure all victims of crime are signposted to the victim support available so they receive the help and support they need and deserve.

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