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Victim Support

If you've been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward.

Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened.

Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
0808 16 89 111
Who is it for:
Victims of crime
Sector:
Voluntary

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Abuse is the improper usage or treatment for a bad purpose, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit, physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, sexual assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime, or otherwise verbal aggression.[1] Abuse can come in many forms.