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VICTIM OF A CRIME IN BENIDORM  

Victim of a Crime in Benidorm - Crime happens here in Benidorm the same as it does everywhere in the world, but it can have even more of an impact when people are on holiday.  Make sure you are fully insured to help lessen any financial losses.

Victim of a Crime in Benidorm - What to do and where to go for assistance. 

If you need urgent help from the police - or an ambulance:- dial 112, You will find a list of all emergency telephone numbers HERE

All victims of crime in Spain must report the incident to the Police, this is called making a denuncia, and is required by Spanish law for all cases, from bag snatching to serious crimes.

Denuncias can be made by phone - in Spanish or English by dialling 902 102 112, full details of making a denuncia can be found HERE

This is a general emergency number and is VERY useful to know.

Ask for somebody who speaks English - and then explain your problem. They will tell you what to do. or use the SATE service.

You can also make a denuncia via the official Spanish Police website - only in Spanish, or by visiting the nearest police station - Comisaria de Policia.

You can also use the ALERTCOPS app - to report incidents -

AlertCops is a citizen security alert system of the State Law Enforcement Authorities (FFCCSE in Spanish)

The goal is to create a universal access to every public citizen security service, so any person, regardless their language, origin or auditory or vocal disability, can send to the State Law Enforcement Authorities (Police and Civil Guard) an alert about a crime or security incident whether they are victims or witnesses of such.

Crimes involving violence will usually have to be reported in person at the police station, if necessary and in major incidents the Police will provide an interpreter.

The easiest way to get around any language problems etc is to enlist the help of your hotel manager. They can explain what you need to do, and can usually help with filling in Spanish forms etc.or again use the SATE office

There are three policing authorities in Spain who you can report a crime to:

The Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) – nationwide police force who wear green uniforms and have wide-ranging responsibilities for national security and law enforcement, including airport security, drug and contraband investigation, counter-terrorism, crowd control and the running of prisons. Emergency number – 062.

The National Police (La Policia Nacional) – the main nationwide urban police agency who wear blue uniforms and handle most criminal, judicial, terrorism and immigration matters. They deal with common crimes and street crimes and are also responsible for issuing official papers for expats becoming official Spanish residents. Emergency number – 091.

The Local Police (La Policia Local or Policia Municipal) – police force controlled at local authority level, they wear blue and white uniforms and deal with more minor issues such as parking, traffic control and bye-law infringements. Emergency number – 092.

Witnesses to a crime

Individuals who have witnessed a crime are obliged to inform the Spanish authorities with the exception of:

The spouse of the offender.

Ascendants or descendants of the offender.

Children.

Lawyers and Attorneys at Court with respect to their customers’ declarations.

Priests with respect to the notices confessed to them.

IF YOUR PASSPORT IS STOLEN - See the separate page for more detailed information

IF YOU HAVE TO STAY IN HOSPITAL

The UK Foreign Office can offer all kinds of help to British nationals. Phone 902 102 112 and ask to be connected with the British Consulate.  You can also contact, "Help International - Benidorm" who will also provide, support and information.

IF YOUR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION IS LOST OR STOLEN.....

Contact the British Consulate via 902 102 112 for help and advice on getting replacement medication.

IF SOMEONE YOU ARE WITH DIES

Contact the British Consulate via 902 102 112

REMEMBER IS YOU DO NOT REPORT A CRIME YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CLAIM ON YOUR INSURANCE.

Lots more information can be found here on all aspects of Crime and known scams in Benidorm 

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I went to report crime to police And it is so so far to local station and all the said was go to plaza del reynes near the old town.....i spent all morning on my scooter and got no satisfaction ..all i want is for someone to speak for me in a...

I went to report crime to police And it is so so far to local station and all the said was go to plaza del reynes near the old town.....i spent all morning on my scooter and got no satisfaction ..all i want is for someone to speak for me in a language that the perpertraters will understand...i.just realise that at 84 i should not be unaccompanied

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Jean doherty
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If you go to the SATE office they will give you help and assistance in English - https://www.benidormseriously.com/sate-assistance-in-benidorm/

Tracy Ann
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What I can't understand is that I see the same people on the streets know their faces as they usually knock around the same places so how can the police not find them

Eleanor Leigh
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Yes the police know most of these people, but knowing them and catching them are two different things, they need to actually catch them doing something wrong, so its important to report things to the police when you see them happening. The...

Yes the police know most of these people, but knowing them and catching them are two different things, they need to actually catch them doing something wrong, so its important to report things to the police when you see them happening. The amount of people that say things like "I sat on my balcony, watching the pickpockets in action" no good watching, pick up the phone and report it.

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admin
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Maybe it would work better if the gamblers themselves were warned and notices put out to that effect6GTAp

Jean doherty
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I have a small chain it connects to my bag at one end and the other end connects to my purse .Also have a small attack alarm that connects to my bag and if that goes off the whole of Benidorm will hear it .

Eleanor Leigh
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i rang them there ireland shes in spain

Audrey Delurey
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there not much help the police we rang them about 10 times the other night and all they kept saying is ring 112 thats not a spanish number so they cant help you eventually a nice 1 answered and gave a num to ring the next morning for english...

there not much help the police we rang them about 10 times the other night and all they kept saying is ring 112 thats not a spanish number so they cant help you eventually a nice 1 answered and gave a num to ring the next morning for english speaking police but yet again after ringing that num once again told ring 112 they just dont want the hassle of filling out forms eventually got it done in station but they wernt bothered said it happens every few mins all day and night long

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Audrey Delurey
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It's actually the law that you have to report a crime in Spain so you must. The police are fantastic and I have never come across ANY police officer in ANY division be biased, regardless as to which side if the law you are on

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