September 28, 2022 | Crime/Incident Statistics
Reference: FOI - 2022 - 00511
How many crimes of suspected fraud or theft of money, against the elderly have been reported to PSNI in the past 8yrs?
Of those crimes reported, how many have been investigated by police?
Of those investigated by police, how many have been written off at local level due to lack of
Of those investigated by police, in how many cases has a file been submitted to the PPS with a recommendation of ‘no prosecution’?
Of those submitted to the PPS, in how many has ‘prosecution’ been recommended?
Where ‘prosecution’ has been recommended, how many successful prosecutions have taken place?
Where a successful prosecution has taken place, what is the average amount of money that has been stolen from the elderly victim? In other words, say there were 12 successful prosecutions in the past 8yrs and a total of £60,000 was stolen from the 12 elderly victims, then the average amount of money stolen would be £5,000 per victim.
In how many cases where a successful prosecution has taken place, how many of the victims had passed away before the complaint was made? In other words, in how many cases where a successful prosecution has taken place has the offence only been discovered after the elderly victim has passed away?
In how many cases has the PPS directed ‘no prosecution’ because the elderly victim did not make a complaint whilst they were alive?