Victims of Crime

Being the victim of a crime in a foreign country can be a devastating and traumatic experience.  While no one can undo the emotional trauma, physical injury, or financial loss you may have experienced, the U.S. Embassy in Paris or the Consulates General in Marseille or in Strasbourg are ready to help.  We are very concerned about violent crimes committed against U.S. citizens in the France  We will assist you in managing the practical consequences of being a crime victim and provide you with information about accessing the local criminal justice system, as well as other resources for crime victims abroad and the United States.  We can assist you to find appropriate medical care, contact family or friends on your behalf, and explain how funds can be transferred.  We can also help you to better understand the criminal justice system in the France. Please see the following information:

Compensation for U.S. Victims of Crime in France (PDF 434 – KB)

Compensation for U.S. Victims of Physical Assault in France (PDF 476 – KB)

French Police reports: for information on how to make a complaint with the French Police, please refer to this website page. All police reports must be filed prior to your departure from France.