Victoria Police crime statistics comparing the 12 months to September 2014 with the 12 months to September 2013. The recorded crime rate across Victoria increased by 3.3% with the total number of offences up by 5.3% to 442,203 offences. Lucinda Nolan, Deputy Police Commissioner, said the increase was being driven by breaches in bail and…Details
VICTIMS OF CRIME: COMPENSATION & COUNSELLING
Victims of Crime in Victoria get Government funded financial compensation, counselling & other services to assist with your financial & emotional recovery.
Assistance to a primary victim of crime can be up to $70,000 and to a secondary victim of crime $60,000 and up to $100,000 in death matters*.
For assistance complete Online Enquiry Form
Victims of Crime – Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) is a private entity providing referal services to experienced solicitors & psychologists specializing in crime compensation. VOCCS helps facilitate state government funded entitlements to victims of crime & has been doing so for over 15 years & has successfully assisted in over 10,000 crime compensation applications in Melbourne Victoria & Australia. VOCCS is not the Dept of Justice.
* The maximum total financial assistance awarded by the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, VOCAT, in Victoria is $60,000 to a primary victim & $50,000 to a secondary or related victim. The amount of Special Financial Assistance awarded is up to $10,000.00. The maximum cumulative amount available to all related victims in respect of one death is $100,000.00. Working with the Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) to assist victims to recover from the effects of crime.
CRIME COMPENSATION: FREECALL 1800 000 055
VICTIMS OF CRIME – ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY:
Victims of Crime in Melbourne & Victoria may be eligible for State Government Funded Crime Compensation Assistance if:
- You are the victim and have been directly injured as the result of a crime.
- You have suffered either a physical or a psychological injury.
- The crime was reported to the police and you made a police statement.
- The crime was committed in the last two years in Victoria, Australia**.
- You are related to a victim of crime.
Crime that has impacted victims may include physical assault, domestic violence, family violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, armed robbery, violent robbery, aggravated burglary, child abuse, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, home invasion, stalking, threats to kill, workplace assault, manslaughter, murder, culpable driving, dangerous driving, road rage, breach of Intervention Order, threat to harm, bullying, conduct endangering life or any other violent crime committed against a person. Matters such as childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence may in certain circumstances have occurred beyond two years.**
The offender does not need to be apprehended or charged or convicted in order for crime victims to apply for Compensation. Applications for Crime Compensation can also be made over the phone or by post if a victim is unable to travel. Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services refers to solicitors and other service providers in Victoria & other states experienced in working with victims to guide them through the legal process in order to ensure they access all their crime compensation entitlements. Supporting victims to financially and emotionally recover from the effects of violent crime in Melbourne Victoria Australia.
During late November to early December 2014 there have been a number of armed robberies in Mitcham, Templestowe, Vermont and Kew. The most recent incident occurred on the 01-12-14 when at around 11.45pm a male entered the service station on Manningham Road in Lower Templestowe and produced a handgun demanding cash from the shop attendant.…Details
On Monday the 01-12-14 shortly after 6.00 pm three offenders, two of whom were armed with guns, held up a cash delivery motor vehicle parked on Horne Street in Sunbury outside a fast food restaurant. An amount of cash was stolen before two of the offenders fled on a motor cycle and the third in…Details
Ballarat Police have recently arrested two men, aged forty and twenty-one years, following an armed robbery at a store on Sturt Street in Ballarat which occurred on the 01-12-14. The pair have been charged with armed robbery, conduct endangering life, burglary and theft and were remanded in custody to appear at the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court.…Details
On the 04-12-14 three teenage boys, aged fifteen to seventeen years, were arrested in Thomastown and charged over a number of armed robberies in Broadmeadows, Epping and Laverton as well as a carjacking in Northcote. All three were remanded in custody to appear at the Children’s Court. Victims of crime for support and advice call…Details
Over the past five months, from August to December 2014, police believe that one offender has been responsible for more than sixty robberies, including aggravated robbery, in Coburg, Hadfield and Pascoe Vale. The burglaries are occurring between midnight and 5.00 am with the offender forcing doors open or removing the security shutters on windows with…Details
On the 30-11-14 two men who came to the aid of their girlfriends inside a Brunswick Nightclub were later seriously physically assaulted by a gang of males as they left the venue at around 1.20 am. The offenders, one of whom had been removed from the nightclub by security as a result of the incident,…Details
On the 03-12-14 police arrested a male in his twenties following a series of stalking incidents that occurred in Synan Court, Loughnan Court and Bennison Drive in Sale over the month of November 2014. If you have been the victim of stalking, physical assault, sexual abuse, armed robbery, indecent assault, violent robbery, domestic violence, Road…Details
On Monday the 17-11-14 a twenty-five-year-old male was walking away from the Springvale Railway Station along Springvale Road when he was approached by four masked males who grabbed him and demanded his wallet and phone. The victim attempted to struggle at which time one of the offenders produced a handgun and the victim handed over…Details
On the 18-11-14 just after 12.00 am a twenty-two-year-old male was sitting in his motor vehicle parked on Densham Avenue in Armadale when two others vehicle arrived and parked just in front of him and just behind him. The vehicles contained five males wearing balaclavas. One of the males approached the victim carrying a firearm…Details
On Saturday the 15-11-14 at around 11.30 am an offender disguised as Santa entered a newsagency on Snell Grove in Oak Park and demanded money from the female shop assistant. The offender stole an amount of cash before fleeing east in a Jeep motor vehicle with false number plates. Moreland police are investigating the robbery.…Details
On Friday the 14-11-14 at around 6.30 am a fifty-four-year-old male living on McMahon Road in Reservoir saw a bike in his driveway while taking out the rubbish. As he went to investigate he was approached and assaulted by a male who punched and stabbed him to his stomach. The offender was described as being…Details
On the 01-11-14 at around 6.00 am a forty-six-year-old woman was indecently assaulted while running along The Tan Track on Birdwood Avenue in Treasury Gardens in St Kilda by an unknown male who approached her from behind. Some twenty-five minutes later a male exposed himself to a twenty-three-year-old female woman who was standing at a…Details
On the 10-11-14 at around 11.30 pm a group of teenage males were at a park on Fordholm Road in Hampton Park when they were approached by a large group of armed men. The teenage boys fled pursued by the armed men with one of the teenagers, a sixteen-year-old, being serious struck to the head…Details
On the 09-11-14 at around 11.45 pm a thirty-three-year-old man was physically assaulted by three males at a bus stop on Spring Street in Reservoir near the Reservoir Railway Station. A Protective Services Officer came to the victim’s aide and arrested one offender with police arresting the other two offenders shortly afterwards. The victim was…Details
On the 09-11-14 a taxi driver was assaulted and robbed in Essendon. A twenty-one-year-old male from Essendon has since been charged with intentionally causing injury and unlawful assault and was bailed to appear at the Broadmeadows Magistrate’s Court. If you have been a victim of crime while at work call 1800 000 055 or (03)…Details
On the 06-11-14 at around 8.20 pm a male committed an armed robbery at a fast food outlet on McDonald Street in Morwell. A forty-year-old male was soon after arrested and charged by La Trobe CIU detectives. If you have been a victim of crime while at work or elsewhere call 1800 000 055 or…Details
On the 04-11-14 at around 3.00 pm an indecent assault occurred at a gaming venue on Rosamond Road in Maribyrnong. On the 05-11-14 at around 8.25 am a sexual assault occurred on a bicycle track near the Yarra River in South Yarra. On the same day an obscene exposure occurred at a house in Prahran.…Details
On the 04-11-14 at around 10.30 pm a pregnant female driver was involved in a motor vehicle incident with a thirty-seven-year-old male on Camp Road in Broadmeadows. The pregnant female was subsequently assaulted and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. A police officer assisting at the scene was also assaulted and sustained facial injuries…Details
On the 04-11-14 just after 10.00 pm a male offender threatened a twenty-one-year-old male with a knife demanding money at the Eltham Railway Station. The victim alerted Transit PSOs who contacted the police. A twenty-one-year-old Eltham North man was soon arrested in the railway car park by Victoria Transit Police with the aid of the…Details