What happens after a crime

If you've been the victim of crime you need to know what to expect from the criminal justice system. Our guides explain what help you're entitled to and how the criminal justice process works.

Reporting a crime
If a crime is taking place, someone is in danger or the suspect is nearby, call 999
During the investigation
After you've reported a crime, the police will decide if they can investigate the case
Going to court
If your case goes to court the police will pass your details to the Witness Service
After the trial
Advice on what to do when a trial ends
Restorative Justice (RJ)
If your case has been to court and your offender has been convicted you may be interested in Restorative Justice (RJ)