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Young victims of crime

10-25 year olds are more likely than people over 25 to be a victim of assault, robbery or theft, and in 2005 over a quarter of all young people were a victim of one of those crimes (according to the Home Office, 2005).
The first Victim Support scheme was set up in Bristol in 1974, and now Victim Support has developed web resources specifically for young victims of crime.
Are You OK? includes information for both victims and witnesses of crime, facts (including about hate crime & street crime) ways to share expereince or support other young crime victims, and a range of resources for teachers.

Written by Beccy Golding
Published in The Spark issue 52 - spring 2008

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