The Victims' Code

The Victims’ Code explains the rights that everyone can expect to receive as a victim of crime.

Whoever you are and whatever the crime, you have the right to be informed about the criminal justice process and the support available.

Criminal justice agencies like the police and the courts service are responsible for making sure that victims receive the rights in the Victims’ Code. You can expect them to tell you about your rights as you go through the criminal justice process. If you decide not to report the crime, you’re still able to get help and hear about the Victims’ Code from support services.

Watch the The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime in England and Wales (Victims’ Code)

More information can be found at Know your rights as a victim – Victim and Witness Information