If you have been a victim of honour-based crime, you may be entitled to compensation for the damage caused by the crime. There are three types of compensation for victims: insurance compensation, damages and criminal injuries compensation.
You can get compensation from different types of insurance. This could be private insurance, such as home insurance, personal insurance or accident insurance. It could also be insurance through your employer, trade union or school.
You should report the harm to your insurance company or companies as soon as possible after the crime has occurred.
As a general rule, the person who subjects you to a crime must also compensate you for the harm caused by the crime. This usually involves the court ordering the offender to pay you damages as part of the sentence for the crime.
Criminal injuries compensation
If you are unable to claim full compensation for your injuries following a crime through insurance and damages, you may be entitled to state compensation from the Swedish Crime Victim Authority, known as criminal injuries compensation.
The Swedish Crime Victim Authority
The Swedish Crime Victim Authority deals with applications for compensation for criminal injuries. Contact the Authority if you have any questions about compensation after being a victim of crime.