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Victims of violent crime - lasting effects

Victims of violent crime - lasting effects

A new study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) provides compelling evidence that being a victim of violent crime has a damaging effect on mental health, particularly for women.

The Bureau used data from a national survey, conducted over ten years to find out what happens to the mental health of men and women who experience violence or property crime.

Read the report: Understanding the relationship between crime victimisation and mental health: A longitudinal analysis of population data by Karen Freeman and Nadine Smith.

Information for victims of crime is available on the Find Legal Answers website.