Stephen Mold, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, has today launched the Northamptonshire Victims of Crime Survey, which has been designed to capture the views and experiences of victims and witnesses of crime in the county.
Feedback from the survey – which will run until midnight on January 27th and can be accessed at www.victimsofcrimesurvey.co.uk – will inform the future direction of support services delivered by the Police and Crime Commission.
Commissioner Mold announced in October that Putting Victims at the Heart of Justice was one of his key priorities for the new Northamptonshire Police and Crime Plan, which is set to be released later this month.
In order to ensure the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner continues to support victims of crime in the best way possible, Commissioner Mold has launched the Victims of Crime Survey, to hear directly from those affected by crime.
Police and Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Stephen Mold, said:
“The way people are affected by crime is highly individual and it is imperative that we understand people’s experiences in order to properly support them. This is why we have decided to launch the Victims of Crime Survey – to ensure our support services are informed by those who need them.
“Being a victim or witness of crime can be a terrifying experience – and we must support and protect people in exactly the way that they need. These people have been thrust in to the criminal justice system through no fault of their own, and we will be there for them.
“I would urge anyone who has been affected by crime to visit www.victimsofcrimesurvey.co.uk to give us their views, to ensure that they and members of their community are supported by a first-class service informed by the very people who use it.”
Anyone who has experienced crime can contact Voice for Victims and Witnesses, the Police and Crime Commission’s support service that provides free, confidential emotional and practical support, regardless of what happened and when or where the crime took place. Those wishing to access support can call 0300 303 1965 or visit voicenorthants.org.