Property crimes include break and enter, mischief to property and theft. Victims of break and enter may experience crisis reactions generally associated with more violent crimes. The violation of the home seems to produce feelings of fear, anger and surprise. If vandalism has occurred, the perceived irrationality of such behavior aggravates such reactions. The uninvited intrusion into a person's place of security and privacy often leaves the victim feeling personally violated and vulnerable. This is especially true for the elderly, people who live alone and persons with disabilities.
For more information, contact:
Victim Services of Sarnia-Lambton
(519) 344-8861 ext. 5238
or 1-888-281-3665 ext. 5238