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6.06 Elder Abuse and Neglect

This page includes data on elder abuse and neglect from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and various local organizations. The Wisconsin Incident Tracking System includes the number of reported cases of abuse or neglect of people age 60 and older, as well as characteristics of the victims. Elder abuse can be physical, sexual, or emotional. Neglect is defined as failure by those responsible to provide food, shelter, health care, or protection.


Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Incident Tracking System Reporting

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimate


Reported cases of elder abuse or neglect also include reports of self-neglect, financial exploitation, unreasonable confinement or restraint, treatment without consent, and abandonment. Victims may exhibit multiple characteristics.