Types of 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 a year. It affects people of all ages, backgrounds and locations. You can find out more about different types of crime using the links below.

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Anti-Social Behaviour

ASB is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people’s lives a misery.

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Child Exploitation

Child Exploitation occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, control, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into any criminal activity.

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The term cyber crime refers to a variety of crimes carried out online, using the internet through computers, laptops, tablets, internet-enabled televisions, games consoles and smart phones.

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence.

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Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person.

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Hate Crime

The term 'hate crime' can be used to describe a range of criminal behaviour where the perpetrator is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility towards the victim's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

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Honour based violence

Honour based violence is defined as an incident or crime which has been committed to protect the honour of the family and/or the community. We do not accept this excuse for abuse or violence.

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Modern slavery

Modern slavery covers a range of exploitation including; human trafficking, sexual exploitation, forced labour, debt bondage, domestic servitude, criminal activities, child labour, child sexual exploitation (CSE) and forced and early marriage.

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Rape and Sexual abuse

Rape and sexual assault is a difficult and sensitive crime to report for all survivors, regardless of your gender, age or sexuality.

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Harassment is behaviour that is repeated and unwanted by the victim and causes them alarm and distress.

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Theft and Burglary

Theft is a crime of dishonesty and involves taking the property of another person whilst not intending to give them it back.

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Violent Crime

Violent crime covers varying thresholds of injury and are covered by various pieces of legislation. It includes common assault, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and racially aggravated assaults.

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