If you have been a victim of crime, don’t suffer in silence. Even if you do not want to report the crime to the police, think about telling a trusted friend or family member so they can help and support you. Nottinghamshire Victim CARE can also provide you with help and support even if you do not want to report the crime to the Police.
Victim CARE can provide:
Call Nottinghamshire Victim CARE on 0800 304 7575
If you do want to report the crime to the police please see our page on reporting a crime.
Business crime could be anything from shoplifting and criminal damage to harassment or assault, in connection to your work or business.
If you were injured as part of an assault you might be entitled to apply for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. As defined by the scheme, blameless victims who have been injured as part of a violent crime could be awarded compensation – for more information on the scheme and eligibility visit the government website here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/criminal-injuries-compensation-a-guide#eligibility
Looking After Yourself
Everyone reacts differently to experiencing a crime. It is important however to recognise that whatever has happened to you, it can still feel like a violation.
If you have any physical injuries, it is important that you get these checked out as soon as possible at either a walk in centre or Accident and Emergency – you can find your local urgent care centre here https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/Urgent-Care/LocationSearch/0
You might also find that you feel suddenly quite emotional, you might struggle to sleep properly or feel anxious being in your home or out and about. It is important that you recognise that all of these are not unusual to experience following any crime.
Some ways you can help yourself during this time:
The NHS Moodzone pages have a lot of tips on how to boost your emotional wellbeing which you can find here.
Protecting your premises:
Protect yourself or your staff:
Protect your data: