A woman from Kent has written a letter to a prisoner who burgled her house telling him how his actions have ruined her life she used the words above. These scum never think about this side of their crimes. Luckily I have never been burgled but have met many such victims, some even have to sell their houses because they can’t face going back inside. They do read out victims statements before sentencing such people but these are normally ignored because of the sentencing guidelines and emotive speeches by defence counsel. Should a thief who has not had much effect on the victim receive a heavier sentence than one who caused great upset?