Help for Victims of Crime
If you have become a victim of crime, you may wonder what action you should or can take. Feelings and emotions ranging from anger to helplessness or fear and worry may also add confusion to the matter. Everyone’s situation is unique and we will tailor our support to your needs.
When you report a crime to police you will normally receive a victim of crime leaflet providing information on the crime, contact details of the police officer dealing with your incident and a reference number.
The leaflet also sets out what you can expect from us as a victim and information about organisations that you can contact for free advice, practical information or support. You can download the leaflet here.
General information and resources for victims
Advice for Victims of Crime
- Working together to investigate your crime
- Agencies that support victims and witnesses to crime
- Victim Support Northern Ireland (VSNI)
- Northern Ireland Victim Charter
- Crime, Justice and the Law
- Going to Court
- Special Measures
- Victim and Witness Care Unit (VWCU)
- The public Prosecution Service
- Victim Information Schemes
- Victim Personal Statement
- Registered Intermediary Scheme
- Compensation Services
- Court Listings
- Support to those bereaved
- the crime is occurring now
- the suspect is still there or nearby
- evidence has been left at the scene
- vulnerable, elderly or young victims are involved
- the crime is of a violent or sexual nature
ring the police service immediately.