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The Impact of Crime on Victims

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									The Impact of Crime on
       Victims
 many victims do not report crimes
       to police out of fear
       Consequences of Crime
   financial loss, property damage, physical
    injury and death
   psychological and emotional wounds
         Psychological and
      Emotional Effects of Certain
                Crimes
   victims of rape, sexual assault and child
    sexual abuse, burglary and robbery
   depression, shame and fear are the most
    commonly identified long-term effects
   Suffer significant and long-lasting
    behavioral consequences
                In the Aftermath of
                     the Crime
   victims usually engage in various preventative or
    avoidance measures
       such a buying a gun
       self-defense courses
       new locks on doors
       Installing alarms
       changing their phone number or job
       moving
       night
       time activities
       reducing their social contacts
               Physical Impact of
                 Victimisation
   After the crime
       victims may suffer a range of physical effects
        including insomnia, loss of appetite, lethargy
        and body fatigue, headaches, muscle tension,
        nausea and vomiting
       a “fight or flight” response
    Injuries Experienced in an Assault
   abrasions and bruises      knives
   broken nose                firearms
   Broken cheekbone           arson
   broken jawbone             clubbing
   loss of teeth
   black eyes
         Psychological Impact
   Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
   victims of serious crime suffer emotional
    turmoil
   unable to resume a functional life
   younger victims experience fewer adverse
    effects
   women are generally more traumatised
    than men

								
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