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Older victims of crime deserve better support

REPORTS of a gang in south Armagh targeting elderly people is obviously a cause for concern.

This type of crime causes fear in the community and older people feel defenceless in their homes.

However, older persons need to see results following a crime – they need ongoing contact, reassurances and information.

Until a fear-factor strategy is put in place and successfully delivered and older persons report feeling safe within their own four walls, then the fear of being a victim of crime will prevail – regardless of the statistics.

CLLR ADAM NEWTON (DUP)

Belfast City Council

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