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Covering your tracks

I've had something stolen or damaged

Having something stolen – whether it is through theft, burglary or robbery – or having something deliberately damaged or broken (called criminal damage) are some of the most common crimes, but that doesn’t mean they are not serious. They can make you scared, upset or even physically hurt. No-one has the right to hurt you or to take or break your things, and there are lots of people who can help you.