Victims of Crime
Many of us have been victims of crime, and it can be a shattering experience . We're working hard to get the level of crime down but we're also reforming the justice system to put the needs of victims first.
By putting victims and witnesses at the heart of the justice system we believe justice will be done more often and more quickly. We also want to improve the experience victims have when they come into contact with any part of the criminal justice system, to ensure they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
This section provides information on what to do if you become a victim of crime and how to find help.
National Policing Improvement Agency
You are not Alone
Support after murder or manslaughter
Parents & Abducted Children Together
Every five minutes a child goes missing in the UK ... help us bring them home
PACT is an international, non-profit organisation, registered in the USA and the UK. It was founded in 2000 by Lady Meyer, wife of the former British Ambassador to the United States. Its patrons are Cherie Blair, wife of the former British Prime Minister, and Laura Bush, the First Lady of the United States.
PACT’s initial mission was to fight parental child abduction across frontiers by raising awareness of a growing, but little-known, problem and by advocating solutions
Crime Victims Helpline in Ireland
Welcome to Crime Victims Helpline, a National Helpline which offers support to victims of crime in Ireland. Established in 2005 our aim is to support, inform and empower victims of crime and all those affected by crime.
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organization in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by volunteers through a network of community based victim and youth justice services and court based witness services.