Persons who are accused of committing crimes vary in gender, race and age. However, the crime rate for one particular demographic has dramatically increased in Colorado in recent years. More and more, persons over the age of 50 are being arrested and accused of committing criminal offenses of all degrees.
According to the U.S. Justice Department, the arrest rates for elderly persons have increased by 85 percent since 2004. The crimes of which these American seniors are accused are extremely varied, but there is one criminal pattern in particular that is troubling police officers. It seems as if the seniors who are not retired and do not get a government pension are targeting retired seniors because they comprise a large portion of this country's wealth.