Crime victims’ needs


Set of needs required to protect victims of crimes such as respectful treatment, legal recognition, protection from harm during court or criminal investigations, psychological assistance, access to justice and compensation.

Alternative labels

needs of a crime victim
needs of crime victims
crime victim needs
crime victim’s needs
victim protection

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Crime victims’ needs is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Crime victims’ needs is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Social worker: Social workers are practice-based professionals who promote social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. They interact with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities in order to provide various forms of therapy and counselling, group work, and community work. Social workers guide people to use services to claim benefits, access community resources, find jobs and training, obtain legal advice or deal with other local authority departments.
Victim support officer: Victim support officers provide assistance and counselling to people who were victim of or have witnessed crimes such as sexual assault, domestic abuse or anti-social behaviour. They develop solutions according to the different needs and feelings of persons.




  1. Crime victims’ needs – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022