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APS Statistics

Some facts from our Adult Protective Services FY 2016 Annual Report: 

  •  15,924 reports of abuse received by the program.  This jump reflects 2,992 reports involving adults with a disability between the ages of 18 and 59.  Most are living at home or with a relative.

  • The majority of reports were for Financial Exploitation, (8,290), followed by Emotional Abuse (6,435); Passive Neglect (6,195); Physical Abuse (3,595); Willful Deprivation (2,140); Confinement (1,273), and Sexual Abuse (764).

  • Most abusers are family members: 80% were either the spouse, child or other relative.

  • Victims generally experience more than one type of abuse.  For example, the highest form of abuse reported, financial exploitation, is highly associated with emotional abuse.

  • 66% of the victims were female; 34% were male.

  • 49% of abusers were male and 51% were female.

  • One in five victims is age 86 or older; three in five of the victims suffer from barriers to independent living such as being functionally impaired.

  • Most cases of abuse were reported by social workers or medical personnel (33%).  Family members were responsible for 15% of reports, and victims self-reported in 8% of the cases.  Other reporters include law enforcers, Community Care Program employees and bank employees.  Five percent of the reports were anonymous.