Individuals aged from 15 – 24 years are more likely to be victims, offenders or witnesses of crime.

 How young people can avoid violence:

  1. Avoid groups of youths that look like they have been consuming alcohol.
  2. When travelling on public transport keep valuables like iphone and ipads hidden.
  3. Travel with friends you are comfortable with especially at night.
  4. If you feel that trouble is about to start move away and immediately alert police or security.
  5. If someone is attempting to lure you into a confrontation remember to walk away.
  6. Don’t consume so much alcohol that it compromises your ability to make good choices.
  7. Don’t carry weapons and report others that do.
  8. Don’t stay out too later, the later you stay out the higher the risk of being a victim of crime.

Crime Stoppers has launched a new campaign called ‘Say Something’ which encourages sixteen to twenty-four-year-olds  to report violent crime. Robert Doyle, Melbourne Lord Mayor, encouraged young people to get behind the campaign and said that “taking a stand against violence takes courage and….by reporting violence young people are sending a clear message that this behaviour is simply not on and is not without consequences”.

For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to

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