The GNR Operation 'Senior Census 2022', which took place in October, aims to ensure patrolling and awareness-raising actions for the older population who live alone and/or isolated, alerting them to the need to adopt safe behaviours, reducing the risk of becoming a victim of crimes, especially violence, fraud, and theft.

The districts of Vila Real (5,353), Guarda (5,243), Viseu (3,586), Faro (3,527), Bragança (3,411), Beja (3,346), Portalegre (2,985) and Évora (2,924) were the districts where there were most elderly residents.

In total, 44,511 elderly people were identified who live alone and/or are isolated, or in situations of vulnerability.