Tips on how to deal with crime - Crime prevention tips

Safety tips

Personal safety tips:

  • stay alert, awareness is your best defence
  • leave venues with friends wherever possible
  • be confident - even if you don't feel it
  • walk as if you know where you are going
  • trust your instincts: if you think something is wrong then act on it
  • have your keys in your hand when you reach your home or car
  • keep money for taxis, the expense is worth it
  • carry a personal alarm and use it

If you are a victim:

  • make as much noise as you can
  • as soon as you can, go somewhere you know is safe
  • get help criminal injury claims immediately
  • in an emergency dial 999 or 112
  • if you have the confidence, tell the police why you think you were attacked
  • if you have been attacked, don't shower r change your clothes, it may destroy evidence
  • if you have had your keys taken, change the locks
  • don't drink alcohol, you need to give a clear account of what happened
  • use the reporting systems to report the incident if you don't have the confidence to tell the police
  • use a third party reporting  centre or use the self-reporting form on this web site or in the packs

If you are a witness:

  • in an emergency dial 999 or 112
  • stay alert and safe
  • don't physically intervene, you could get hurt
  • as soon as you can, write down everything that you can remember about the incident
  • report the incident either to a local support agency or the police directly

Victims of Crime Resources


Please note that this website is not associated in any way with victimsupporttayside.org.uk pre 05/2015 or any other Victim Support company. 

About Supporting victims of crime

Organisation provided free, confidential and independent support to victims of crime throughout the UK.

Our Philosophy

Supporting victims of crime.

police victim support

women’s aid



victim support jobs

Check Our Works »

Contact & Support

Email: contact@victimsupporttayside.org.uk

rss rss rss rss