Contacting the police and victim support
You can get support even if you do not report the crime to the police.
Report a crime
In an emergency call 999, to report a crime call 101.
Specialist help after a crime
Specialist support for victims and witnesses, depending on the type of crime.
Understanding criminal justice
Information for victims and witnesses on what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system.
After a crime: your rights
Your rights as a victim or witness of crime – includes information on the Victims' Code for Scotland and the Standards of Service for victims and witnesses.
After your police interview: victims and witnesses
Information for victims and witnesses about the police investigation, the prosecution process, the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and how to ask for information.
Claim compensation after a criminal injury
Apply for compensation if you or someone you know has been hurt in a violent crime, a crime abroad or a terrorist attack.
Contact the police
Contact the police by calling 999 to report emergencies or by calling 101 for non-emergencies.
Dealing with the media: victims and witnesses
Information for victims and witnesses of crime on dealing with the media and how to stop unwanted attention.
Get support as a victim or witness of crime
Find emotional support and practical information if you have been the victim of crime.
Giving a statement after a crime
You'll normally be asked to give the police a statement so they can understand what happened.
Going to court as a victim or witness
What happens at a criminal, civil or Children's Hearing court case. Giving evidence and claiming witness expenses at court.
Report a missing person
Report a missing person to Police Scotland. You don’t need to wait 24 hours before contacting the police.
Report a wanted person
Report a wanted person or find information about wanted fugitives in Scotland.
Report noise or antisocial behaviour
Find out how to report antisocial behaviour like noisy neighbours, litter and vandalism.
Report your lost property
How to report your lost property to Police Scotland.
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