Rise in numbers contacting crime victim helpline

Thursday 13 December 2012 20.47
The National Crime Victims Helpline has released its annual report
The National Crime Victims Helpline has released its annual report

The National Crime Victims Helpline has said the number of people contacting them has increased by 12% year-on-year.

In its annual report for 2011, it said there were 3,253 contacts, 2,868 by phone and 385 by email, text and fax.

Of those contacting the helpline, 67% were female and 33% were male.

The crime that led to most calls being made to the helpline was assault, followed by sexual violence, and property related crime such as robbery and burglary.

Keywords: crime, helpline