Help for Victims of Crime
If you have been the victim of a crime,from a stolen wallet to rape and/or sexual assault, you may be experiencing a range of emotions. During the weeks that follow, your feelings and thoughts may change and may be different from what they normally have been. Even though this may be difficult to accept, know that these feelings and emotions are normal for a person who has gone through a crisis. In time, these feelings will fade away.
Helping Victims of Crime
Sometimes it's hard to know what to do or say if a friend has been the victim of a crime.
Understand that your friend is probably dealing with many different emotions and might not know how to talk about it.
Types of Victimization
(Descriptions are not comprehensive.)
- Petty theft
- Drug and/or alcohol violence
- Sexual violence
- Relationship violence
- Domestic violence