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 victims of crime
- We will ensure all victims of crime (including those who are
vulnerable and/or intimidated) are given the highest level of care
- We will give you a Victim
of crime leaflet advising you of what to
- While we investigate the crime you have reported, we will keep
you informed of our progress every step of the way.
- We will let you know about any developments in your case as
quickly as we can, in accordance with the time frames laid out in
the Victim’s Code of Practice.
- If there are any changes to your case, or if we decide to stop
actively investigating it, we will give you a full explanation
about how we arrived at our decision.
We will 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 Victims’ Code of Practice.
- If we have enough evidence to charge the suspect, we will put
you in touch with you local Witness Care Unit who will look after
you through to the conclusion 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
Disclosure of information
If your case has been closed, you can request certain
- For Victims of Crime in England and Wales please click here
- For Victims of Crime in Scotland please click here
Support organisations for victims
Reporting a crime
Victim of crime leaflet (Young People)
Victim of crime
Victim of crime