In the Media

Campaign launched to support victims of crime

PUBLISHED April 27, 2004

Relatives of murdered children, including the parents of schoolgirl Sarah Payne and toddler James Bulger, today helped launch a campaign to raise money to support victims of crime.

Around 60 family members directly effected by manslaughter or murder, gave their support to the campaign by the charity Victims of Crime Trust that claims just £18.66 is spent on helping each victim of crime compared to the £30,000 spent every year keeping a prisoner behind bars.