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Crime and victims

We're the government department responsible for reducing and preventing crime. We are currently reforming the criminal justice system to put the concerns of victims of crime at the heart of the work we do.

In this section you’ll get a picture of crime in the UK and information on how we are tackling it. We also provide information on the help and support we are offering victims of crime.

Explore this section:

  • Victims of crime

    Find out how to report a crime, and get help and support if you’ve been a victim of crime

  • Reducing crime

    We’re working hard to reduce all types of crime, from alcohol and drug-related crime, to domestic violence and hate crime.

  • Crime statistics

    Have crime levels worsened or improved? Find out here how prevalent crime is in your region, plus an explanation of how we measure crime

Are You a Practitioner

Is your work directly affected by Home Office policies? Take a look at our websites specially designed for practitioners.