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How prevalent is elder abuse in the U.S.?

As the baby boomer generation begins to reach retirement age, the number of seniors has significantly increased over the past few years. Unfortunately, this also means that the number of seniors who suffer abuse has also increased. According to statistics from the federal government, approximately five million elderly people are abused every year. It is estimated that at least 10 percent of seniors have experienced some type of abuse. Only one in every 14 cases is actually reported.

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