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Victims' Code survey, 2022
Victims' views of the criminal justice system


Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey, which should take 15 minutes to complete. You can save your answers and return to the survey at another time.

The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales acts independently of the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office, the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the courts to champion the rights of victims and make sure they are treated fairly and correctly by the criminal justice system.

It is vitally important that we hear from victims about their experiences of the criminal justice system and the Victims’ Code. This is your chance to share your views. By sharing your feedback, the Victims' Commissioner can help ensure future victims receive the support and justice outcomes they need. We would like to hear from anyone who has been a victim of a crime and/or reported a crime in the last three and a half years, so from 2019 onwards.  


We will analyse the information you provide and publish a report from it, which will add the research knowledge on victims’ experiences of the criminal justice system. The survey is anonymous, but at the end we ask if you give permission for us to use your anonymised quotes in our report. We also ask if you would be willing to give an email address to be contacted for future research by the Victims’ Commissioner's office e.g. for an interview. You will be anonymous (not able to be identified) in our reporting, whether or not you choose to give us your contact details at the end of this set of questions.

Please see this Privacy Policy which explains how the Office of the Victims’ Commissioner collects, uses and shares personal information.

We are keen to hear from everyone who wants to complete this survey, including parents or carers of children who have been a victim. If you support someone who has been a victim who would like to respond but can't do so because of language, age, lack of internet access or other barriers, please feel free to fill in the survey with  them (or in the case of children, for them).  Alternatively, you can contact us at victims.commissioner@victimscommissioner.org.uk if you would like to request the survey in a different format.
 At the end of the survey we ask a question about these barriers. Your answers will help us improve future surveys.

If you have any questions, please get in touch: victims.commissioner@victimscommissioner.org.uk