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AP, Telangana senior citizens unsafe

AP, Telangana senior citizens unsafe
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Telangana and Andhra Pradesh once again shared the infamy in the country for the crimes against senior citizens. Both the Telugu speaking states have ranked second in the country in crimes against senior citizens this year.

Hyderabad: Telangana and Andhra Pradesh once again shared the infamy in the country for the crimes against senior citizens. Both the Telugu speaking states have ranked second in the country in crimes against senior citizens this year.

According to the available statistics till October 2014 revealed that 1,856 criminal cases were booked in both states in which senior citizens were victims. On the other hand, Maharashtra topped the country with 2,257 cases followed by united Andhra Pradesh.



Officials are expecting that the numbers would go up by the end of the year. While statistics reveal that senior citizens are in danger, the police of both states have ignored the MHA advisory regarding the same.

The Advisory suggests the Identification of senior citizens under each police station’s jurisdiction, regular visit by beat cops, setting up of toll-free numbers for seniors, setting up of a senior citizen security cell, which were all part of the MHA advisory, were not taken up by the cops.

Also, National Crime Records Bureau data on crimes committed against senior citizens are not maintained centrally.

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