In most countries, you must report the crime before you leave the country if you want it to be investigated. You might need to report the crime to make a claim on your travel insurance.
If you're still abroad
Find your nearest British embassy, commission or consulate to get help if you're a British citizen and you're a victim of crime abroad.
Further help and advice
Visit GOV.UK to read more on help if you're a victim of crime abroad.
You'll also find specific information and guidance for the following crimes:
- lost or stolen passports
- rape and sexual assault
- coping with death abroad
- forced marriages
- missing people
- international parental child abduction
- female genital mutilation
- terrorist incidents
Support if you're affected by crime
Victim Support Scotland can give you practical and emotional support when you get home.
It may also be able to put you in contact with overseas support organisations.