Victims of Crime

Help for U.S. Victims of Crime in Taiwan

Please click on this link to read the Department of State’s brochure for victims of crime.

Being the victim of a crime in a foreign land 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 American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is ready to help.  We care about violent crimes committed against U.S. citizens in Taiwan.  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 in the United States.  AIT can assist you in finding appropriate medical care, contacting family or friends on your behalf and explaining how funds can be transferred.  We can also help you to better understand the criminal justice system in Taiwan, which differs from the system in the United States.

The information included in this guide relating to the legal requirements in Taiwan is provided for general information purposes only.  The information may not be accurate or relevant to a particular case.  Questions involving interpretation of Taiwan laws should be addressed to legal counsel licensed to practice law in Taiwan.  The investigation and prosecution of the crime is solely the responsibility of local authorities.

For more details please see Information for U.S. Victims of Crime in Taiwan (PDF 320KB, 12 pages).