Reports of elderly and disabled abuse on the rise in New Hanover County
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WILMINGTON -- Reports of abuse or neglect of the elderly and disabled in New Hanover County are up this year.
The Wilmington Star News reports the county Department of Health and Human Services says so far this fiscal year its received nearly 900 reports of abuse or neglect. That's nearly 14 percent more than last year and there's still more than a month to go.
A report from the state DHHS shows New Hanover County ranks fourth in the state for reports of elder abuse or neglect.