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Who is a Victim?

Arizona defines a victim as the person against whom a criminal offense has been committed, including a minor, or if the person is killed or incapacitated, the person's spouse, parent, child, grandparent, or sibling, any other person related to the person by consanguinity or affinity to the second degree or any other lawful representative is in custody for an offense or is the accused.


You Have Rights as a Crime Victim

The City of Tempe Prosecutor's Office provides victim services for victims of misdemeanor crimes committed and charged in the City of Tempe.

Victim Services Provided:

  • Provide information to victims regarding rights and invocation procedures.
  • Educate victims on the procedures of the criminal justice system.
  • Escort victims to court upon request.
  • Act as a liaison between the victim and prosecutor.


If you have questions about Your Rights as a Crime Victim please contact Victim Services at 480-350-8285 or