Victims And Witnesses

Putting Victims first is one of the top priorities for Northumbria's Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, as outlined in the Police & Crime Plan 2017 - 2021.

Victims First


We put victims of crime at the heart of our service ensuring they are given help and support to cope and recover from the difficult experience they have faced. More info...

Victims of Crime
Code of Practice

Victims Of Crime Code

The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime sets out the services you can expect from the criminal justice agencies when you have reported a crime, including the police and the courts. More info...

Victims Right
to Review

Victims Right To Review

The Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) scheme relates to the right of victims of crime to request a review of a Police decision not to prosecute a suspect. More info...


Advice for victims
of crime

Advice For Victims Of Crime

These pages provide basic information to help you protect yourself against crime, including domestic violence, child abuse, rape, honour-based violence, forced marriages and sexual offences. More info...

Victim Personal

A VPS is a statement that you can give to the police (or any agency or organisation assigned by the police to take the VPS on their behalf) if you have been a victim of crime.More info...

Witness Charter

Witness Charter (1)
The Witness Charter sets out the standards of care you can expect if you are a witness to a crime or incident in England and Wales. This Charter applies to all witnesses of a crime and to character witnesses but not expert witnesses. More info...


as Victims


Advice and information for Businesses that find themselves as victims of crime.
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A range of helplines for victims and witnesses for more advice and information.
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Report a Crime


Information on how to report a crime. 
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