Information for Victims of Crime

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Becoming a victim of crime or anti-social behaviour can be a distressing and upsetting experience.


If you are a victim of crime this leaflet explains what happens next and gives you information about organisations which provide support and advice. It also has some practical tips on how you can protect your home and your property in the future.

 

 

  

 

If you are a victim of anti-social behaviour this leaflet explains what happens next and gives you information and advice.

 

 

 

 

 

This sets out what services you can expect when you have reported a crime under the Victim’s Code of Practice which came into force on Monday, April 3 2006. The code was revised on December 10th 2013 and sets out the minimum standards of information and support that victims of crime can expect to receive from each of the criminal justice agencies, including the police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Her Majesty's Court Service.

The Code gives victims a right to information about their crime with specified timescales, including the right to be notified of any arrests and court cases. More information about the code is available via
 
 
The Victims' Right to Review Scheme​
 
The Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) scheme provides victims with the right to ask for a review of a police decision not to prosecute a suspect. The right of a victim to request a review happens when the police:

• Make a decision not to bring proceedings in cases where the police have authority to charge; or

• Make a decision that the case does not meet the Threshold Test for referral to the CPS for a charging decision

As a victim of crime if you feel that your case has not been handled appropriately under the above circumstances, you have the right to request a review of your case.

Please contact the officer who dealt with your case and ask for it to be reviewed under a victim’s right to review or ring crime desk on 01325 742720 for more information .