Over the past ten years the incidence of armed robbery at Service Stations has steadily increased in Australia.
In 2009 around 10% of all armed robberies were of service stations.
Services Stations are more likely to be targeted at night by one offender with an average age of twenty-three-years and using a knife.
Extended trading hours, high volume of cash transactions and isolation are attributing factors.
Victims of such crimes, such as Services Station Attendants, are entitled to make a Crimes Compensation application, as are victims of any other similar crimes as well as a Workcover claim. Call Victims of Crime Counselling Services on Freecall 1800 000 055 for further assistance.