About different types of crime

There are many different types of crime each one having a different effect on people. We can offer help for anyone who has ever been a victim of crime and tailor our support to suit your needs.  Of course, not every crime fits neatly into these categories, so if you don't find the information you're looking for, please contact us to get information directly or to find out how we can help you.

Hate crime
A hate crime occurs when a person is targeted because of hostility or prejudice towards them
Young victims
If you're under 18, there are lots of ways you'll get help after a crime. And that goes for your parent or guardian too, as long as it helps you
Sexual abuse
Talking about an assault can be difficult, and it's completely up to you whether you decide to report it to the police. If you do, there are specialist organisations that can help
Domestic abuse
The term refers to threats, violence or abuse between people who have a relationship with each other (or have had in the past)
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
CSE is a form of child abuse in which the victim is often given something (food, money, drugs, alcohol or gifts) in exchange for sexual activity with the abuser.
General crime
This website brings together useful information about what to do if you have been a victim of crime in Sussex and where you can go for help
Fraud
Many people are taken in by fraudsters - criminals that use clever tactics and tricks to try and manipulate their victims
Modern-day slavery
If you have been forced to work, owned or controlled by another, dehumanised, treated as a commodity or physically constrained or restricted in freedom of movement
Antisocial behaviour
ASB can take on many forms, some can be legally defined as crimes, others may not be, but they may still have the same kind of effect on you