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Lifestyle, Routine Activities, and Felony-Related Eldercide

NCJ Number
245072
Journal
Homicide Studies Volume: 17 Issue: 2 Dated: May 2013 Pages: 184-203
Author(s)
Aki Roberts; Dale Willits
Date Published
May 2013
Length
20 pages
Annotation
This study examined the relationship between macro-level elderly-specific lifestyle and routine daily activity measures and felony-related eldercide in 195 American cities.
Abstract
The overrepresentation of felony-related incidents is a distinctive and interesting feature of eldercide. The current study examines the relationship between macro-level elderly-specific lifestyle and routine daily activity measures and felony-related eldercide in 195 American cities. Results from a negative binomial log-rate model indicate that the percentages of older adults living alone and with disability and the robbery rate (a proxy for exposure to felony-related eldercide) were positively associated with rates of felony-related eldercide. The relationship between the percentage of older adults not working and felony-related eldercide rates was also statistically significant but in an unexpected negative direction. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.