What happens when I report a crime?

If you do report a crime the police will explain what will happen next. They should also give you the contact details of the police officer dealing with your case and a crime reference number. Make a note of this number somewhere safe - you will need it if you want to contact the police again about the incident, or if you want to make an insurance or compensation claim

Gwent Police is committed to following the Code of Practice for Victim of Crime.  As a victim of crime you are entitled to certain information, services and support from criminal justice organizations, including the police and courts. The Victims Code explains what you can expect from the moment you report the crime and right through court processes.

More information on the Victims Code of Practice can be found in this document.

There is also an easy to read leaflet about the Victims Code that has been produced by the Ministry of Justice

Alternatively you may wish to view this video: