News for Victims of Crime: Car-jacking – Geelong – Victoria

On Friday the 07-09-12 at around 3.45 pm two male assailants, aged twenty-four and twenty-six years, car-jacked a motor vehicle in Geelong following a collision and demanded to be driven to another location. The assailants were soon apprehended and charged with theft of a motor vehicle as well as false imprisonment and threats to kill.…

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Victims of Crime Statistics for Victoria 2011 – 2012

Victoria Police recorded 391,325 offences in 2011 to 2012, an increase of 8.2% from the previous year. Of the 391,325 offences 168,200 were cleared within the same financial year, a clearance rate of 51.7%. Victoria Police processed 178,897 alleged offenders 10.6% more than the previous year. 208,100 persons were recorded as victims of crime, an…

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Crime Rates Recorded in Victoria – 2011 to 2012

Crimes Against People: Assault – 42,076 (up 16.9%) Sex (non rape) 6,264 Aggravated Robbery – 3,286 Rape – 2,044 Abduction / Kidnapping 611 Homicide – 173 Total – 54,454 While there were 54,454 serious crimes reported in Victoria from 2011 to 2012 there was only some 5000 successful Crime Compensation applications over this same period.…

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Sexual Abuse – Victorian Teacher

A thirty-nine-year-old female Melbourne secondary school teacher has recently pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a female student under the age of sixteen-years, including sexual penetration, at Knoxfield and Daylesford in 2009 . The teacher’s employment as a teacher was terminated in 2012 and the assailant has been released on bail pending a plea hearing in November. If…

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Physical Assault – Somerville

On Wednesday the 05-09-12 at around 8.45 am a twenty-year-old woman stabbed a known twenty-four-year-old male in Somerville. The female assailant was arrested by police and the male victim was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital with serious injuries. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or go…

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Child Abuse – Victoria

Nineteen Victorian men have been recently charged with various child abuse pornography related offences with police confiscating more than 25,000 child exploitation images. The men arrested are aged from eighteen to seventy-two years and come from Melbourne, North Melbourne, Elwood, Templestowe, Dandenong, Berwick, Frankston, Burwood, Brunswick, Camberwell, Altona and, Knox, Springvale, Tullamarine, Chelsea and Kangaroo…

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Victims of Crime in Victoria – Support Assistance & Reforms

Abstract Voltaire remarked that ‘the longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater their power to harm us.’  Sadly, for many victims of crime in Victoria this reflection is painfully true.  Victims of crime, especially violent crime, can be plagued by feelings of confusion, danger and trauma; it is important, therefore, for victims to receive…

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Victoria Crime Rise – 2010 to 2011

During 2010-2011 Victorian crime rose by 8.2%. Violent crimes, such as physical and sexual assault, rose by 11.8%. Family violence rose by 23.4%. Domestic violence groups suggest that the increase in family violence rates indicate that police are doing a better job but the chief executive of Domestic Violence Victoria, Fiona McCormack, believes that services…

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Physical Assault Statistics – Australia

In Australia Physical Assault is by far the most common type of violent crime. In 2010 there were 171,083 physical assaults, 17,757 sexual assaults, 14,582 robberies and 260 homicides with physical assault offending significantly increasing over the past ten years with assaults committed by females increasing by 49% and assaults committed by males increasing by…

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Domestic Violence – $16 million for Counselling

The Liberal State Government today, 03-09-12, pledged an extra $16 million for counselling and support services for family violence victims. $9.25 million will be allocated for Counselling for an extra 1200 women and children a year. $3.75 million for sexual assault Counselling in order to reduce waiting times. Tougher laws against perpetrators of domestic violence…

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Armed Robbery – Lilydale Retail Store

On Saturday the 01-08-12 at around 6.00 pm a thirty-three-year-old male assailant robbed the Lilydale Retail Store with a weapon. The forty-three-year-old Shop Assistant was physically assaulted and sustained minor back injuries and treated at the Maroondah Hospital. The assailant was promptly arrested by police at a nearby location and due to appear at court…

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