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Young people's experiences

Watch and read about other young people’s experiences to find out how they were affected by crime, the challenges they faced and the help they received. Remember, everybody is different and there are lots of different ways you can get help to cope with the effects of crime.

Maryam’s experience

Maryam, 13 experienced Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crime.

I needed help after an assault

It can be extremely frightening to be a victim of assault and you may feel powerless to do anything about it. Watch how one young male deals with the impact of assault.

I needed help with relationship abuse

It can be difficult to realise you are in an abusive relationship and take the steps to get help. Watch the film clip to see how Hannah felt intimidated and afraid to leave the situation.

Young people's experiences of crime video

Watch how young people were affected by crime and the challenges they faced. 

Crime info video

Different crimes affect your people in different ways. Watch how crime has affected three young people. 

Support and next steps video

Lots of young people are affected by crime. Watch how You & Co can support young people cope after they’ve been affected by crime.

Coping with crime video

Crime can affect people in different ways. Watch how four young people have dealt with the impact of crime.

Going to court video

Some young people have to go to court to give evidence as a witness. Watch how some young people have been supported through the court process by You & Co.

Ash's experience

Ash's friend Dean, 17, was a victim of a violent assault when he was attacked in the street by two boys from college, leaving him with facial injuries and two broken ribs.

Daniel's experience

Daniel, 14, witnessed a fight break out between a 17 year old boy from his estate and two others who he recognised.