News for Victims of Crime – Paroles Breaches – 2011 to 2012

In 2011 – 2012 1386 prisoners of 1843 prisoners on parole breached their parole orders, a 30% increase over the previous year. 659 prisoners had their parole cancelled, including 107 who recorded another conviction. 3 Victorians were murdered by parole violators during 2011 – 2012. Sex offenders breached court-ordered conditions 1192 times, a more than…

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Sexual and Physical Abuse of Disabled People Living in Care

Disability groups state that sexual and physical abuse is rampant amongst disabled people living in care. Kevin Stone, of the Disability Advocacy Group – Valid, said: “we know it’s happening…we think it’s the tip of the ice-burg…and it’s happening in far more services that we dare think…and not just in Victoria”. Colleen Pearce, Victorian Public…

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Armed Robbery – Mooroolbark Convenience Store & Mentone TAB

On Thursday the 13-09-12 at around 6.00 pm a male assailant in his twenties entered the Mooroolbark Convenience Store and threatened the teenage staff member with a machete. The assailant then walked behind the shop counter, pushing the staff member away, before fleeing towards Maroondah Highway. On the same day an assailant armed with a…

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Victims of Crime Compensation Fund Defrauded of over $1million

A former employee of the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department is being investigated for more than twenty counts of abuse of public office involving the misappropriation of more than $1 million from the Victims of Crime Compensation Fund. Six men have also been arrested over allegations of misappropriation of money from the South Australian Victims of…

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Home Invasion – Dandenong North

On the 09-09-12 at around 10.30 pm three assailants broke into a home in Dandenong North terrifying the forty-year-old woman, seventeen-year-old girl and a one-year-old baby residents who locked themselves in a room during the attack. The assailants demanded that one of the victims come outside but did not. The assailants extensively damaged two motor…

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Breach of Intervention Order – Montmorency – Victoria

On Sunday the 09-09-12 at around 12.45 am a forty-seven-year-old male breached an Intervention Order in Montmorency armed with a gun. The occupant asked the offender to leave and he did. Police quickly searched the area but failed to locate the offender. If you have been the victim of Breach of Intervention Order contact Victims…

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Domestic Violence – Paid Leave Award – Metro Train

Staff at Metro train who experience domestic violence will receive paid leave to attend medical, legal and other appointments. Luba Grigorovitch, Union Organiser, said female members first raised domestic violence as a growing concern some two years ago. A spokeswoman for Metro said that the company wanted the best for its staff. Municipal Councils, including…

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Minimum Two Year Sentences for Young Offenders in Victoria

Recently Victoria’s Attorney-General, Robert Clark, and Community Services Minister, Mary Wooldridge, launched a discussion paper on youth diversion which called for an expansion of diversion programs for juveniles who commit offences. The Coalition has said that they will still push ahead with minimum two-year sentences for young offenders guilty of intentionally or recklessly causing serious…

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Victoria’s Homicide Rate 2011 – 2012

Victoria’s rate of murder and manslaughter has climbed by 44% during 2011 – 2012, equaling NSW. Homicides, according to Criminologists, can be a reliable benchmark for crime since they have high reporting rates and are generally immune to police operations. In most murder cases in Victoria they were related to domestic violence or the victim…

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