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Children fear being victim of crime.

Children fear being victim of crime.

British children's biggest fear is becoming a victim of crime, a survey has found.

Among 10 to 17-year-olds, almost 40% worry about crime and are particularly fearful of theft, being followed by a stranger or being assaulted.

The Children's Society's annual report, which surveyed 3,000 children and their parents, found that overall, levels of happiness continue to fall each year.

It wants the government to increase funding for vulnerable children.

After their safety, parental debt and money struggles damage children's happiness the most, the charity's annual Good Childhood Report found.

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