Violent crime

Violent crime includes any crime where violence or a weapon was used.

This can include assault and gang violence, or it may be that violence has been used as part of a hate crime. Whatever the situation, violent crime can lead to a number of physical and psychological symptoms, as well as injury following the attack.

It is important to remember that being a victim of violent crime is never your fault – you should be able to go anywhere at any time without the threat of anyone being violent towards you.

What to do if you’ve experienced violent crime

If you feel comfortable, you should report the incident to the [hyperlink] police as soon as possible. They will be able to advise you on the best action to take, including any evidence they may wish to collect.

Whether you have contacted the police or not, you should have any injuries examined by a medical professional.

How we can help

We can help you to cope and recover from violent crime. Our support is free and confidential and available to anyone who has experienced violent crime, regardless of when it took place and regardless of if a crime has been reported to the police or not.

We can support you by:

  • providing emotional support, either face to face or over the phone;
  • assisting you with accessing health services;
  • providing personal safety advice and equipment
  • keeping you up to date with what is being done by the police and other agencies;
  • signposting or refer you to other agencies and services that can also offer help; and
  • providing support if a case goes to court.

If you’d like to speak to us about the help and support we can provide, contact us.


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