Victims of Crime

Street crime in Montenegro is at a level similar to other European cities and American visitors or residents can become victims. The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica has staff on call 24 hours a day to help Americans in trouble – just call the number in the Key Information box on the right-hand side of this screen.

Call the Police

To call the police anywhere in Montenegro, dial 112 The police will take your statement about what happened.

Resources for Violent-Crime Victims in the United States

Whether or not you decide to pursue your case through the Montenegrin judicial system, you may access victim compensation and assistance resources in the United States. Nearly half of the state crime victims’ compensation programs cover certain out-of-pocket expenses such as medical, funeral, counseling, and lost wages for eligible residents of the state who become victims of crime outside the U.S. The specific requirements and services vary from state to state. Information can be obtained through the state crime victims program in your state of residence. Contact information for all state compensation programs can be found at the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards.

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