Mapping victims’ rights and support in the EU

The tables listed on this page provide an overview of some of the key aspects related to support services for victims of crime.

The research and analysis behind these tables form part of a FRA research project 'Victim Support Services in the EU: An overview and assessment of victims' rights in practice'. The information reflects the situation up to 1 August 2013. Updates are made based on subsequent developments as soon as FRA is aware of a change.

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These tables should be read in parallel with FRA’s report ‘Victims of crime in the EU: the extent and nature of support for victims’.

FRA collected - through FRA’s multidisciplinary research network, FRANET - evidence on the situation of victims by carrying out comparative socio-legal research and analysis across all 28 EU Member States, examining the legal frameworks and support structures that exist in Member States. In addition to desk research, FRA also sent data requests to public authorities and victim support organisations to obtain certain information not publicly available, or to verify and clarify information; including the information presented in these tables. Research was conducted from January 2012 to August 2013.