As a victim of crime you have rights.
You have the right to use victim support services even if the crime has not been reported to the police. Such services can provide practical and emotional support to victims of crime.
The Victims' Code for Scotland sets out your rights, how to exercise them and who to contact for help and advice. It includes information on your:
You also have a right to complain if you're unhappy about how an organisation has treated you.
Visit mygov.scot to find out more about your rights as a victim of crime at the different steps of the criminal justice process, including reporting a crime, investigation and prosecution, if a case goes to court and what happens after the verdict.
You can also read about help and support for victims of crime.
Click on the links below to find the information that you need
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