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California crime victims' voices



Californians for Safety and Justice
Title California crime victims' voices
Source Californians for Safety and Justice, June 2013
Date 2013
Document type Research report
Coverage California USA
Summary This report outlines the results from the first ever survey conducted with California crime victims in April 2013. The survey explored who the crime victims are, what they need in order to recover from a crime, and their opinions about the government's justice priorities. It was found that one in five of the Californians surveyed acknowledged they had been a victim of crime in the last five years, and half of these had been a victim of violent crime. Another key finding was that two in three victims reported experiencing anxiety, stress and difficulty with sleeping, relationships, or work, and half of these victims reported that it took over six months to recover. Rehabilitation rather than incarceration was overwhelmingly supported by survey respondents. The report also supplements and illustrates the data presented from the survey with case studies outlining individual crime victims' experiences.
Keywords Survey; crime victims; needs; rehabilitation

Victims needs