European research has shown that one in two victims applying for state compensation many years later and following settlement still maintain symptoms of post traumatic stress.

Considerations for recovery are:

1. The act of violence itself.

2. The relationship with the perpetrator.

3. Treatment.

4. Outcomes of criminal and/or compensation processes.

This study shows that victim’s of crime who make crimes compensation applications do not spontaneously recover after such compensation is granted and that often their symptoms go on due to a complex interplay of many factors.

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