Elderly Crimes On The Rise

 - May 21, 2007   Updated: Apr 14 2011
References: search.japantimes.co.jp & risingsunofnihon
Statistics show an increase in crimes committed by the elderly. This includes crimes of brutal violence. This highlighted by the recent conviction of an 84-year-old woman who brutally stabbed her husband to death after 50 years of abuse.

Implications - Sentenced to eight years in prison for killing her spouse in Hyogo Prefecture, the Kobe District Court in Japan had to face the fact that both youth crime and elderly crime are a serious problem. The rising number of older individuals in Japan isn't resulting in less crime and in fact, seems to be directly correlated.

This information seems shocking, but many of these elderly criminals are the product of previous abuse and violence (as with this particular case).