Being a victim of violent crime can have consequences not only for physical well-being but also for mental health. Victims may go on to develop anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or substance misuse issues. These results can in turn affect their personal and working relationships.

The number of acts of ‘Violence Against The Person’ in Cardiff is relatively low compared to other UK Cities. That said, this is a number that has been increasing over recent years. The main increases in Violence Against The Person are not in serious assaults but within the minor assaults/public order categories such as assault without injury, harassment and public fear, alarm or distress.