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Tennessees Most Under-Reported Crime
Tennessee Legal
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"Tennessee’s Most Under-Reported Crime" "Elder financial abuse is the number one crime committed against senior citizens age 65 and older." ~The National Center on Elder Abuse Most Tennesseans don’t know this important fact: State law at TCA section 71-6-103 requires anyone with knowledge of elder abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation to make a report to law enforcement or to Tennessee’s Department of Human Services (DHS). The DHS Adult Protective Services hotline number is 1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366). This phone line is staffed from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, with voicemail after hours.