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Impact of crime
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1. In 2015 research from Allianz Insurance has found that that it takes on average 8 months for victims of burglary to feel safe in their home again.
2. Only 45% return to feeling 100% safe in their home all the time.
3. Anger is the strongest emotion that victims of burglary reported - lasting an average of 11 weeks.
Victim - psychological.
1. Suffering the loss of a job or lack of employment due to employers being unwilling to hire an ex-convict.
2. Criminal records may result in curtailing travel abroad as some countries such as the USA and Australia have strict visa application procedures and may not grant a visa to convicted criminals.
3. Criminal record checks for mortgage and insurerance may result in higher premiums.
4. Personal lives may be affected by criminal records.
1. In 2014-2015 in Scotland around about 50% of violent crime resulted in injury, most common were bruising and black eyes (60%) and cuts or minor scratches (25%)
2. Victims of crime often, especially violent or sexual crimes, report physical reactions long after the crime. E.G post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, lack of sleep, depression, suicidal tendencies...
Victim - physical.
1. If the person is severely injured then they may
be unable to return to work meaning a drop in income and all the difficulties this may bring e.g. poorer lifestyle, diet, health etc.
2. The family of the offender may also be
affected by the crime. They may feel ashamed and be shunned by their community. These are often more serious and longer lasting than the initial physical damage to the victim.
Often the whole community is affected by a criminal act. From the actions of only a very small group
of offenders a local area can gain a "bad" reputation if there is too much violent crime.
1. This can have a negative effect on the spirit of the people who live there but can also have a negative effect on the area's economy. If people don't want to live there then house prices may drop. Household and car insurance in the area may become more expensive, further driving people away.
2. People who stay will have less to spend. Local business may not wish to be associated with the area leading them to relocate. Unemployment may then rise further reducing the
desirability of the area.
3. On the other hand the impact of a major crime could bring a community together and create a determination among people that the community will get over it and grow stronger. A good example of this was the midnight anti-rape protests which took place in Glasgow in order to support the victims and to show solidarity against criminals.
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