Experts are of the opinion that as the number of retired people rises in Japan so will geriatric crime. According to Takeshi Kitashiba, a former psychologist with the Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo, "2006 is the first year of the Neo-Geriatric", as many baby boomers retire this year. Talking to the Japanese weekly Shukan Gendai, he commented that "Neo-Geriatrics are those over 65 who are still fit, healthy and want to get more out of their lives. Without work, they'll be filled with anxiety and there's a likelihood they may turn to crime. Make no mistake, there will be a significant rise in crimes committed by Neo-Geriatrics."It brings to mind roving gangs of grandpops running around terrorizing people and robbing banks.
14 May 2006
Japanese Crime: Neo-Geriatrics
There is rising concern that when people retire they will get bored and turn to crime:
Author: Ken Lammers on 5/14/2006