Understanding victims of crime – report by Victim Support

1 Jun, 2017

Victim Support England & Wales has published a new report entitled  Understanding Victims of Crime – The impact of the crime and support needs 

The report explores similarities and differences in the impact of crime and expressed needs of victims across the main crime types. The report includes a review of existing research, and presents findings from new quantitative and qualitative research with over 400 VS service users.

Report shows that although victimisation has a range of effects, including physical health, employment or higher education prospects, finances and emotional wellbeing, crime does not affect people in the same way. However, the majority of victims were affected both emotionally and in their sense of safety. Victims also expressed a number of common needs including for a strong, trusting relationship with a caseworker and support through the criminal justice process.

Victim Support England & Wales aims to use results of their research to continuously improve the services they provide to ensure that victims are enabled to move beyond the crime.

Report is also available on VS England & Wales website