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Supporting You

Below you will find information on support. You can also visit Staffordshire Victim Gateway, a free and confidential service that provides information, advice, or practical and emotional support, to all victims of crime in Staffordshire, even if you haven't reported the crime to the police.

Victims of crime will be referred to the Victim Gateway by Staffordshire Police (unless you choose to opt out of this service). If you initially opt out of this service you can self-refer at any time.

Staffordshire Smart Alert provides the opportunity for residents, businesses and partners to receive timely, localised crime alerts and community safety information from Staffordshire Police officers and the force's Community Engagement Team.

To register or find out more about Staffordshire Smart Alert visit www.staffordshiresmartalert.uk or download from Google Playstore or the Apple App Store.

Protection against Intimidation

If you, or others close to you, are harassed or threatened in any way during an investigation or trial, you should contact the police immediately as this is a criminal offence.

Protection for victims and witnesses against witness intimidation extends for up to a year after the end of a trial.

Protect Your Home and Your Property

Staffordshire is a safe place to live and work and Staffordshire Police aim to keep it that way. There are ways in which you can reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime. Click here for information and advice on crime prevention.


The courts may award you compensation. However, in order to do so, you will need to provide invoices or estimates of any costs to repair damage caused by crime.

As some cases can be dealt with quickly at court, it is in your interest to provide this information as soon as possible.

The court will also consider compensation for any injuries caused by crime.

If you are a victim of a violent crime and as a result suffered physical or psychological harm, you may be entitled to compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

You can apply for compensation within two years of the date of the crime. You can apply online at Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority or call 0300 003 3601 to speak to a CICA Customer Service Centre Advisor.

Business Crime Advisors

Specialist support is available to businesses impacted by crime through the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce. Business Crime Advisors are trained to deliver tailored support packages to businesses following a crime and facilitate a county-wide support network of business victims.

For more information please visit Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce business crime helpline or call 01782 900239.