Support for Crime Victims in Bedfordshire
Support for Crime Victims in Bedfordshire
Support for Crime Victims in Bedfordshire
Support for Crime Victims in Bedfordshire
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What is harassment and stalking?

Harassment is repeated behaviour which makes you feel distressed, humiliated or threatened. The perpetrator could be someone known to you or a stranger.
Examples of harassment include:-

  • Unwanted phone calls, letters, emails or visits

  • Following or watching the victim

  • Verbal abuse and threats

  • Damaging the victim’s property.

 
Stalking refers to persistent and unwanted behaviour causing a victim fear, harassment and anxiety. Stalking is a criminal offence under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

Stalking is one of the most common types of intimate violence and most often involves a partner or ex-partner. As many as 18.1 per cent of women and 9.4 per cent of men aged 16-59 say they have been a victim of stalking. Many victims do not come forward in the mistaken belief they are overreacting. If you feel scared, worried or angered by someone’s persistent behaviour, then it is your right to seek help and protection.

 

How do I report harassment and stalking?

If you feel a person’s behaviour is putting you in immediate danger, you must always call 999. You can report stalking or harassment to the police on the non-emergency number 101.
 

Local Listings
Women's Aid Luton 1. Women's Aid Luton
Women's Aid Luton
Women’s Aid in Luton is a voluntary organisation supporting women and children who have become victims of domestic abuse. They offer tailored support and access to refuge accommodation.
Supporting Victims of Crime
National Listings
CEOP CEOP
CEOP
CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) provides advice about staying safe online for children and parents and allows victims to report any online behaviour they are uncomfortable with.
Crimestoppers Crimestoppers
Crimestoppers
Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping police locate criminals and solve crimes through anonymous reporting. The site also provides crime prevention advice for a number of crimes.
Digital-Trust Digital-Trust
Digital-Trust
Digital-Trust provides technical expertise to victims, charities, support groups and organisations working in the criminal justice system, as well as directly to people who experience digital abuse
Refuge Refuge
Refuge
Refuge offers a range of services including refuge, outreach and resettlement support to women and children who have experienced domestic violence, stalking, honour-based violence, trafficking, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
There are no national support services for this in our directory

If you are unsure whether you have been a victim of crime, please talk to one of our advisors on 0800 0282 887