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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Police Officer – Physically Assaulted Melbourne CBD

On Sunday the 02-08-12 at around 3.00 am two police officers were arresting a drunk twenty-year-old male when he physically assaulted one police officer and attempted to flee. The assailant was pursued and apprehended with the injured police officer sustaining a broken nose and a broken cheek bone and was treated at the Royal Melbourne…

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THE ‘SOCIAL PROBLEM’ OF CYBER-BULLYING

Technology has provided many benefits to society however with these comes new platforms for harassment and abuse.[i] Cyber-bullying is of growing concern as youths have increased access to the Internet.[ii] In a 2006 study in the United Kingdom, 98% of adolescents reported having regular access to the internet,[iii] with 40% of US youths experiencing cyber-bullying.[iv]…

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