criminal injury

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For purposes of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, any crime involving the use of violence against another person. Such crimes include rape, assault, arson, poisoning, and criminal damage to property involving a risk of danger to life. Traffic offences other than a deliberate attempt to run the victim down are not included. Such injuries include pregnancy, disease, and mental distress attributable either to fear of immediate physical injury (even to another person) or to being present when another person sustained physical injury.

Subjects: Law.

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