Help and Support: Crime

I’ve been a victim of crime, what can I do?

If it is an emergency e.g. there is a risk to yourself or others around you, contact the Police on 999 and tell Campus Security if you can by calling (0113) 343 5494.

In other circumstances you can report it directly to the Police on 101, or you can call into LUU Advice and ask to speak to the campus Police Officer. They can arrange to come and see you in LUU and take a statement from you, or just chat through your options.

If you don't want to involve the Police, you can report it formally or anonymously to the University Security here.

Being a victim of a crime can be very distressing, so there are a number of ways you can get help and support if this has happened to you. 

If you have been a victim of hate crime please consult the following page on how to report the incident as well as the support available. You can also contact the Hate Crime Support Team at LUU for further support and guidance on the reporting process.

LUU Advice

It doesn’t matter what the crime is, assault, burglary, harassment, we can help. Our service is confidential. If you want someone to talk to, find out what your options are e.g. if you want to talk to the Police or need to understand what support might be available just call in for a chat.

If you have been a victim of hate crime, online harassment or sexual harassment you can report the incident here. If you would like support and help to fill out this form please come and see us in the Union building or email us here.

Your Department

If you’ve experienced crime or criminal proceedings in any way, you should let your department know as it could affect your uni work. You might want to apply for mitigating circumstances - please see the link below.  

Support Services 

University of Leeds Counselling and Well-Being - they can offer 1:1 counselling as well as online support.

Victim Support is a national charity which help people affected by crime. They run a LUU drop in evening in the foyer every Wednesday during term time from 4pm-6pm or you can find more information here at victim support. 

The Big White Wall, an online mental health and wellbeing service free to Uni of Leeds students.