One crime that often goes unreported is elder abuse – financial, mental or physical.
About 2 million seniors are abused in the U.S. every year.
But that’s probably just the tip of the iceberg.
Shame often prevents a senior citizen from reporting they have been a victim.
In many cases, they want to protect their abuser because it happens to be their own child. As part of our ongoing effort to help seniors protect themselves, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan speaks about elder abuse and how adult children can help keep their parents safe.