On the 30-01-12 at around midday a twenty-three-year-old female discovered two unknown young adult males, one armed with a metal bar, in her backyard. The female confronted the men and she was then verbally threatened and fortunately unharmed before the assailants fled.

In Victoria in 2010 there was an average of seventy eight reported physical assaults against a person each day or a total of 28,500 recorded victims of physical assault. Most victims of crime are unaware of their entitlements through Crime Compensation with only around 12% of all potential applicants making a claim in 2011.

If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime in Victoria contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services on freecall 1800 000 055 for professional advice and assistance.

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