About different types of crime

There are many different types of crime, with each individual crime having a different effect on people. There is help available for everyone who has ever been a victim of crime and support can be tailored to suit your needs.

Of course, not every crime may fit into one of these categories. For futher help and information, you can search for a support service using the search box at the top of the page.

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.
Online harassment and bullying
Online harassment & bullying can take many different forms and have a big effect on the person experiencing it
Terrorism is an act of an individual or a group who encourages or glorifies violence in the name of politics or religion.
Stalking can consist of any type of behaviour that is persistent, unwanted and causes fear, distress or anxiety.
Cyber crime
Cyber crimes are those that are committed using a form of ICT, such as a computer. Traditional crimes, such as fraud and stalking can also be a cyber crime if ICT is used to carry it out.
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
Many people are taken in by fraudsters - criminals that use clever tactics and tricks to try and manipulate their victims
Modern 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