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 a victim's journey, what help you're entitled to and how the criminal justice process works.

Victims Code of Practice

All victims and witnesses of crime have certain entitlements under the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. As of 1st April 2021, these have been amended to 12 specific overarching rights. Rights 1, 4 and 12 apply to all victims.

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