Crime Prevention For Seniors

Senior Citizens are the most rapidly growing segment of the population in the metro Atlanta. One in every eight Americans is currently age 65 or older and that number is expected to double in the coming years. Although national surveys indicate that senior citizens are the least likely to become crime victims, they are still one of the most vulnerable. Thefts and scams and generally the top ways that seniors are targeted.

Anyone can take active part in preventing theft, no matter what your age. Stay alert and aware of what's going on around you and pay attention to your instincts. If a person or situation seems suspicious, that should be a red flag. As a result, you become more aware of strange cars, persons, or circumstances which might be dangerous and require calling the police. Keep a close eye on valuables such as purses, wallets and cell phones and don't allow yourself to be distracted by people who may be trying to trick or steal from you. Carry only the credit cards or cash you need for that particular trip. Keep your head up, stay alert and self-confident.

Georgia Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Useful Links

U.S. Postal Inspection Service Website

Federal Bureau of Investigation Website

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Website 

Social Security Administration Website


The Cherokee Triad and S.A.L.T. Council was implemented in July of 2006 by The City of Canton Police Department to represent all communities in our county.