After a crime: your rights
Last updated: 21 May 2018

Victims' Code for Scotland

As a victim of crime you have rights. The Victims' Code for Scotland sets out these rights and who to contact for help and advice.

It includes information on your right to:

  • minimum standards of service – how you'll be treated by criminal justice organisations
  • information – how you'll be updated about your case and what you can ask about
  • participation – being understood, understanding what's happening and telling the court how a crime has affected you
  • protection – feeling safe and protected from intimidation
  • support – whether you report the crime to the police or not
  • compensation and expenses – such as travel expenses, loss of earnings or compensation if you were injured
  • complain – if you're unhappy about how an organisation has treated you

Other languages

The Victims' Code for Scotland is also available in:

Phone 0131 244 4227 to request the Victims' Code for Scotland in another language not listed here.
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