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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.

Something has been stolen from me
Theft is what happens when somebody takes, steals or pinches something from you without your permission, and has no intention of giving it back.
My house has been burgled
Burglary is when someone breaks into a building, for example your house, and steals, takes or pinches something.
My property has been damaged
This is when someone has deliberately destroyed or caused permanent damage to something that belongs to you.
Robbery
A robbery is when someone takes something from you with violence or threats.
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