Elder Abuse

The Santa Rosa Police Department regards elder and dependent adult abuse a serious crime and has dedicated personnel to outreach to this often targeted community.


There are approximately 24,500 citizens over 60 years old in the City of Santa Rosa. This represents approximately 17.9% of the City's population. Additionally, the fastest growing segment of the population is 85 years and older. In July 1983, the number of people 65 years and older outnumbered teenagers for the first time.

There are almost 2 million incidents of elder abuse each year. This means that about 1 in every 25 elderly persons will become a victim. This is a growing concern nationwide because incidents of abuse are likely to increase. To learn tips for seniors to stay safe, visit our Tips for Senior Citizens page.

Reporting Abuse

To report Elder Abuse, call 911 in the event of an emergency. You may also call the non-emergency line at 707-528-5222 to report Elder Abuse.

You may contact a detective regarding an Elder Physical Abuse investigation at 707-543-3590. To contact a detective regarding an Elder Financial Abuse investigation, call 707-543-3575.