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Crime and victims

How we're keeping crime down and supporting 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, information on how we are tackling it and how you can help prevent crime. 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

  • How we're reducing crime

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

  • How you can prevent crime

    Not all crime is preventable, but there are things you can do to protect yourself. Read our tips now

  • Worried about crime?

    Concerned about your safety? Find out what we're doing to help

  • Crime statistics

    Have crime levels worsened or improved? Find out how prevalent crime is in your area, 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. These links will open in a new window.

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For practitioners

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