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Definition: Criminal damage is both intentional and unintentional damage to your home, property or vehicle by another individual.


Actions to consider

  • If you are witnessing the crime being committed contact the Police immediately. In an emergency always call 999.
  • If personal items have been stolen from the vehicle or property ensure that you contact the relevant organisations to cancel and report the stolen items, for example; passport, bank cards, driving licence.
  • If your property has been damaged contact the relevant organisations to report the incident and get it repaired quickly, for example; insurance companies or local authority.
  • Speak to someone. We all need support at some time or another and asking for help can be difficult, Victim First are here when you want to talk.
  • Visit Leicestershire Police for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.


Victim First Can Provide:

  • Emotional Support to cope and recover from the crime
  • Information on other agencies
  • Advice on Crime Prevention
  • Practical support such as a personal alarm or window/door alarm
  • Restorative contact between victim and offender
  • Support using Language interpreters and British Sign Language interpreters

More information

Information about types of crime