Compared to other age groups, people 65 and over have the lowest rates for most types of crime, with a few exceptions such as purse snatching. We all greatly fear crimes of violence, but these are the ones that happen least often.
Most murders and assaults are committed by relatives or friends, not by strangers. Statistics aside, when older people are victimized, even by a minor crime, the effect can be physically, emotionally, and even financially devastating. Common Sense Measures Can Prevent Crime