Victims of crime
If you become a victim of crime, we're here to help you. Once
you've told us about it, we will keep you informed of every
stage of our investigation and put you in touch with support
Our promise to you if you are a victims of crime
- We will ensure you are given the highest
level of care and support.
- We will give you
a guide to let you know what happens next.
- While we investigate the crime you have
reported, we will keep you informed of our progress every step of
- We will let you know about any developments
in your case as quickly as we can, in accordance with the
timeframes laid out in the
Code of Practice for victims of crime.
- If there are any changes to your case, or if
we decide to stop investigating it, we will give you a full
explanation about how we arrived at our decision.
- We will let you know what
support you can expect and put you in touch with support
organisations who can give you specialist care.
- We will regularly review how we care for
victims of crime to make sure we are complying with the Code of
Practice for victims of crime.
- If we have enough evidence to charge the
suspect, we will put you in touch with your local Witness Care Unit
who will look after you through to the end of the case.
Full details of the guidelines we follow can be found in
The Code of Practice
for Victims of Crime which is available in English and in
Disclosure of information
If your case has been closed, you can request certain
Support organisations for victims of
Reporting a crime
A guide to
what happens next if you report a crime to police
A guide to what happens next if you report a crime to police