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WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL CHANGES IN A VICTIM’S BEHAVIOUR POSSIBLY EMERGING AFTER THE CRIME?
 
       
Possible consequences of a crime:
  • financial loss;
  • physical injury;
  • mental changes;
  • social problems;
  • practical issues.


The following states of mind can occur after the crime, even after a lengthy period of time:
  • sense of loneliness;
  • sense of unreality;
  • inability to concentrate and think clearly;
  • impaired understanding and interpretation of information;
  • mood swings ranging from utter desperation and fear to euphoria;
  • sense of anxiousness;
  • sense of anger;
  • sense of fear and guilt;
  • problems with sleeping;
  • loss of self-confidence;
  • need to be alone;
  • sense of uncertainty;
  • panic;
  • increasing paranoia;
  • increased need of care and consideration.


Psychological reactions may even project themselves physically, for instance through:

  • asthenia;
  • paralysis;
  • chest pressure;
  • irregular heartbeat;
  • insomnia and loss of appetite;
  • sense of pain;
  • headache;
  • urge to cry


Reactions of crime victims vary widely and are differ individually.