Compensation

If you have been the victim of a crime, you may be entitled to compensation. There are three different kinds of compensation: damages from a perpetrator, insurance compensation and criminal injury compensation from the state. To be entitled to compensation, the crime must be reported to the police. You can request damages from the perpetrator during the preliminary investigation. The court can then issue a ruling on damages during the trial. It is also possible to receive compensation through private insurance or through an employer’s or a union’s insurance. Criminal injury compensation is a state compensation that the Swedish Crime Victim Authority is responsible for.

Even if a preliminary investigation has been discontinued, you may be entitled to compensation through an insurance company or the Swedish Crime Victim Authority.

You can find more information on the Swedish Crime Victim Authority's website.

Read more about damages.

Read more about insurance compensation.

Read more about criminal injury compensation.

Get in touch

You can contact these authorities if you have questions about compensation. 

Swedish Crime Victim Authority

The overall aim of the Swedish Crime Victim Authority is to look after the rights of all crime victims and to draw public attention to their needs and interests. The authority is located in Umeå, and is nationally responsible for three areas of activities: dealing with matters concerning criminal injuries compensation; administering the Crime Victims Fund; and serving as a Centre of Competence.

Enforcement Authority

If a court has ruled that you are entitled to damages in a criminal case, and the liable party does not pay voluntarily, you can request help from the Enforcement Authority.