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Impact of crime

Crime affects different people in different ways. The way a person feels can differ from day to day. It is important to remember that all feelings are normal and that, with time and support, the impact of the crime will get easier to manage.

No matter what your situation, you can call the Victims Information Line on 0800 650 654 and talk about how you are feeling and get information about services that can help you.

Common feelings after a crime

You may be feeling:

Common reactions after a crime

Some common reactions you may experience after a crime include:

All of these feelings and reactions are common and are a natural part of dealing with the crime. They are usually temporary.

With support from family and friends, most people start to recover from the incident in a few weeks or months. But if you are finding the recovery process more difficult, there are lots of different support services that may be able to help.

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