Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people's lives a misery - from damage to property, to public drunkenness or aggressive dogs, to noisy or abusive neighbours.
A burglary occurs when a person enters a building or part of a building without permission and steals items from inside.
Child abuse is any action by another person, adult or child, that causes significant harm to a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about a lack of love, care and attention.
The offence of criminal damage involves damaging or destroying the property of others and is covered in law by the Criminal Damage Act 1971.
Domestic Abuse is a crime in which the abuser seeks power and control over their victim and can affect women, men and children. Although Domestic Abuse is often physical, it does not have to be; it can also be psychological, sexual, emotional or even financial.
In 2016 there was a 2.4% rise in killed and seriously injured road casualties across Merseyside compared to the previous year and a 17% rise since 2010. A number of the contributing factors were; speed, not wearing seatbelts and using mobile phones whilst driving.
Excessive drinking can easily lead to violence and other situations that can be difficult to control. It's been estimated that almost half of all violent crimes are committed while the offender is under the influence of alcohol.
It can be very distressing to find out you have been a victim of fraud. Some scams can be very 'clever' and it's easy to see how people can be tricked into being parted from their money or belongings.
Gun crime makes up a small percentage of all crimes committed, but it can have devastating consequences.
Stalking can be defined as persistent and unwanted attention, where the victim feels harassed. There are many forms of harassment.
A hate crime or incident is any incident, which may or may not be a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by hate or prejudice.
Harmful practices are forms of violence which have been committed primarily against women and girls in certain communities and societies for so long that they are considered, or presented by perpetrators, as part of accepted cultural practice.
Murder and manslaughter are the two offences that constitute homicide. Homicide is the killing of a human being, by another human being.
Rape is penetration of the mouth, vagina or anus by a penis without consent, whether or not violence or force is used. Using drugs, threats or any other pressure to force someone into intercourse is also rape.
Slavery is not an issue confined to history or an issue that only exists in certain countries - it is something that is still happening today. It is a global problem and the UK is no exception.
Violent crimes can be both physical attacks and threats of assault. In many cases they are serious crimes that can be distressing for the victim.
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