What is a Crime?

A crime is a deliberate act that causes physical or psychological harm, damage to, or loss of, property, and is against the law.

There are many different types of crime and hundreds of thousands of people are impacted by crime each year. It affects people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

If you have been a victim of crime, you can find information on this website and access support via our Get Support Now page.

Support is free and can be accessed regardless of how long ago the crime was committed and whether the crime was reported to the police.

Find out more about the different types of crimes.