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Police investigation

In this section you can find information on how to report a crime, the police investigation process and how you can get protection.


Victims and people who have witnessed or know about a crime can make a report to the police. Reporting a crime can increase safety, prevent the offender
Person convicted of a crime (before being found guilty, the person charged with the offence is called 'defendant').
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from committing the crime again and help a victim receive financial grants or make an insurance claim. Remember, you can discuss your options with police before deciding if you'll formally report the crime.

How to report a crime

Making a statement to the police

The investigation

Laying charges

Getting protection

Staying informed

Types of crime

Your support person

Types of offences [PDF, 323 KB]
More information on offence categories and types of trial
The Victims Code [PDF, 577 KB]
More information on victims right
0800 650 654 - 24/7 Victims Information Line
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