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 lots of different types of crime and nearly everyone will experience a crime at some point in their lives. Hundreds of thousands of people are affected by crime every year. It affects people from all backgrounds, locations and ages.
If you have been a victim of crime you can find information and a support service to help you on this website and these are available regardless of whether you reported the crime to the police or not.
You can find out more about the different crime types below: