Violent Crime covers a broad range of offences where the perpetrator has acted, or threatened to act, in a violent manner. It includes crimes where someone physically hurts, threatens to hurt someone, and where a weapon is used. The police will record a crime as violent if the offender clearly intended or intends to physically harm a victim, regardless of whether or not it results in a physical injury.
Violent crimes can include:
- Sexual violence
- Domestic abuse
- Hate crimes
- Murder or manslaughter
- Alcohol and drug-related violence
The impact of violent crime
It can be very frightening to experience violent crime. It can affect victims emotionally and physically. However you are feeling or your reaction after, our team are here to offer free and independent help and support.
How can Victim Care Service help?
Our support is available to anyone impacted by crime. There are many ways our trained caseworkers can help whether you choose to report to the police or not. We can also support witnesses, friends and family with the impact of crime; including children aged four upwards through our Children and Young People Team. For more information about the service you can get in contact with one of our friendly team here.