More than 270,000 victims 'would not get help'

Independent research also shows that 58% of victims need support. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ministry of Justice figures show that up to 259,000 victims of burglary and up to 18,000 victims of robbery each year would not be routinely offered the help they want if these proposals go ahead, Victim Support said.

The charity said independent research also shows that 58% of victims need support regardless of the crime type.

Read: Call for new victim code.

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Fears over victim code

A new code for victims drawn up by the Government risks seeing up to 700,000 people who have been burgled, robbed and assaulted "fall through the cracks". Victim Support said plans to limit referral to services will make it difficult for people.