Home Front: Helping older ex-offenders rehabilitate and rejoin society

More seniors are into crime - most having done time before. It's a cause for concern

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Many people's image of a criminal is of someone young but, in Singapore, a new phenomenon has emerged - the rise of the elderly offender.

The number of criminals aged 60 and above who were sent to prison has risen 50 per cent over the past six years, The Straits Times reported last month ("Old and a crook - the rise of Singapore's silver criminals", June 3).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2019, with the headline Home Front: Helping older ex-offenders rehabilitate and rejoin society. Subscribe