Garda Support

What to expect from the Gardaí in support of victims of crime

The Gardaí work in co-operation and partnership with the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime and organisations committed to the support of victims nationally.

On reporting a crime, Gardaí will inform victims of the support services available and will provide each victim with the Crime Victims Helpline number.

Victims who are tourists are referred to the Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS).

The Gardaí, on request by a victim, also interact with support services at a local level to ensure adequate support.