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Being a victim of crime can often be a distressing and alarming experience.
The new Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, introduced in December 2013, aims to make a victim's journey through the Criminal Justice process easier and clearer by outlining the support and information available to victims at each stage of the process.
The Code of Practice or 'Victims' Code' as it is more commonly known was introduced by the government as a statutory document that criminal justice agencies such as the police and the courts must adhere to from the moment a crime is reported through to the end of the trial.
Under the new Victims' Code, support for victims of crime includes:
If you have been a victim of business crime then please complete this
Business Impact Statement and email it back to the officer dealing with your investigation. If you do not have the contact details of the investigating officer, please ring 101 and quote your crime number and our helpdesk staff will find out for you.
To find out more about how the code you can download a copy of the Victims of crime: Understanding the support you can expect leaflet here. There is also an easy read version of the leaflet available here.
Alternatively you can download a full copy of the Victims Code or find out more via Gov.uk here.
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