A new American study found that only about 12% of the nearly 70% of victims of violent crime that have suffered a social or emotional problem, such as anxiety, trouble sleeping or depression, received any assistance from victim services. The study also found that 80% of women who suffered from a serious violent crime reported…Details
VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION
Victims of Crime in Victoria Australia receive Government funded financial compensation to assist with recovery.
Financial assistance to a primary victim of crime in Victoria can be up to $70,000*.
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HELPLINE: 1800 000 055
Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) is a private entity providing referal services to experienced solicitors & psychologists specializing in crime compensation. VOCCS helps facilitate state government funded entitlements to victims of crime & has been doing so for over 15 years & has successfully assisted in over 10,000 crime compensation applications in Melbourne Victoria & Australia.
* The maximum total financial assistance awarded by the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, VOCAT, in Victoria is $60,000 to a primary victim & $50,000 to a secondary or related victim. The amount of Special Financial Assistance awarded is up to $10,000.00. The maximum cumulative amount available to all related victims in respect of one death is $100,000.00.
CRIME COMPENSATION: FREECALL 1800 000 055
VICTIMS OF CRIME – ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY:
Victims of Crime in Melbourne & Victoria may be eligible for State Government Funded Crime Compensation Assistance if:
- You are the victim and have been directly injured as the result of a crime.
- You have suffered either a physical or a psychological injury.
- The crime was reported to the police and you made a police statement.
- The crime was committed in the last two years in Victoria, Australia**.
- You are related to a victim of crime.
Crime that has impacted victims may include physical assault, domestic violence, family violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, armed robbery, violent robbery, aggravated burglary, child abuse, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, home invasion, stalking, threats to kill, workplace assault, manslaughter, murder, culpable driving, dangerous driving, road rage, breach of Intervention Order, threat to harm, bullying, conduct endangering life or any other violent crime committed against a person. Matters such as childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence may in certain circumstances have occurred beyond two years.**
The offender does not need to be apprehended or charged or convicted in order for crime victims to apply for Compensation. Applications for Crime Compensation can also be made over the phone or by post if a victim is unable to travel. Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services refers to solicitors and other service providers in Victoria & other states experienced in working with victims to guide them through the legal process in order to ensure they access all their crime compensation entitlements. Supporting victims to financially and emotionally recover from the effects of violent crime in Melbourne Victoria Australia.
On Monday the 15-09-14 at around 9.15 am a twenty-six-year-old male was approached by three teenagers, a boy aged fifteen years, and two girls aged fifteen and seventeen years, and threatened with a weapon on the grounds of La Trobe University. A passerby witnessed the incident and came to the victim’s aid allowing him to…Details
On Saturday the 6th September 2014 at around 2.30 pm an eighteen-year-old female was walking along the Dandenong Creek Walking Trail in Doveton when an unknown male approached and indecently assaulted her. The teenage victim pushed the assailant away and managed to flee. The assailant is described as being of Middle Eastern appearance and in…Details
On most days between July and September 2014 a male offender has been getting on a tram on Elgin Street in Carlton during the peak morning period heading towards the Melbourne CBD. The offender then has indecently assaulted a number of females before alighting at Melbourne Central. The offender is described as wearing a dark…Details
On Monday the 08-09-14 an eleven-year-old girl was walking along Francis Street in Yarraville when a white commercial van stopped beside her and asked her to get in. The young girl refused and the offender again requested she get into the van at which time she ran home and told her parents of the incident.…Details
Current new intitiatives include: 1. Across Victoria there are now 13,000 police and 329 police stations. 2. 140 Melbourne railway stations and major regional stations now being manned by 940 Protective Services Officers. 3. Longer jail time for a range of serious offences, including murder, culpable driving, sexual penetration of a child under twelve years,…Details
On Sunday the 14-09-14 just before 1.00 am a thirty-two-year-old woman was assaulted in Madison Avenue Narre Warren. The victim sustained serious injuries and is at The Alfred hospital in a critical condition. Police have since charged a twenty-seven-year-old male with intentionally causing serious injury and recklessly causing serious injury who was remanded in custody…Details
On the 11-09-14 just after 7.30 pm a masked male entered a retail business on Drummond Street and demanded money from the female shop assistant. The assistant refused to comply to the offender’s demands and instructed another staff person to call the police at which time the offender fled. The offender was wearing a white…Details
On the 1st September 2014 at around 9.00 pm two teenage girls, aged fifteen and sixteen years, were at a bus stop on The Lakes Boulevard in South Morang when they were approached by several unknown males. The males threatened the teenage girls with a weapon and assaulted them before stealing their mobile phones and…Details
On the 01-09-14 at around 1.20 am two armed male offenders entered the bottle shop on Bedford Road in Ringwood and demanded cash. A scuffle then ensued between the male bottle shop attendant and the two assailants during which the attendant sustained a laceration to his hand. The offenders then stole cash and fled in…Details
On the 02-09-14 a molotov cocktail was thrown through the bedroom window of a home on Victoria Drive in Thomastown, with three others landing on the nature strip. On previous occasions, June 15, July 18 and August 28, molotov cocktails have been thrown at the same three houses on Victoria Drive. Police said that the…Details
On Wednesday the 03-09-14 at around 4.30 am an offender broken into a home on Rhinds Road in Wallington. During the burglary the offender was disturbed by a sixteen-year-old girl who was assaulted and the offender then fled. The teenage victim suffered a serious cut to her forearm together with other minor injuries and was…Details
On the 03-09-14 just before 5.00 pm a male offender entered the Gaming Venue on Gourlay Road in Hillside armed with a knife. The offender threatened staff with the weapon before stealing cash and fleeing in a white or silver Nissan Navara dual cab with a canopy. The offender is believed to be Caucasian, approximately…Details
On Friday the 29th August 2014 at around 1.45 am a male offender entered a service station on the South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South and attempted to buy a packet of chewing gum. As he was doing so he produced a knife and demanded that the shop assistant hand over cash. The shop assistant…Details
On Sunday the 31-08-14 at around 4.15 am a forty-seven-year-old female had her legs bound with tape and was sexually assaulted by five males in Snowball Lane in South Yarra. After the assault the victim ran to Chapel Street to raise the alarm and was soon after taken to hospital for treatment. Police are appealing…Details
On Monday the 25-08-14 at around 10.40 am a nineteen-year-old girl was walking along Atherton Road in Oakleigh when she noticed a male leaning against the bonnet of his motor vehicle with the motor running and the passenger door was slightly opened. As the teenager walked past the male grabbed her by her arm dragging…Details
On Monday the 25-08-14 at around 9.15 pm a twenty-five-year-old male was physically assaulted and threatened with a knife and a firearm by two male assailants who demanded the victim’s phone. The incident occurred in a motor vehicle parked on Eden Court in South Morang. The vehicle containing the three men then drove off with…Details
1. Crime rate across Victoria increased by 3.7% 2. Total number of offences up by 5.7% 3. Crime rate against the person up by 0.2% 4. Non rape sex crimes up 7.5% 5. Rape up 1.8% 6. Abduction/kidnapping down 10.5% 7. Robberies down 10.25% 8. Homicide down 6.9% 9. Assault down 0.2% 10. Crime against…Details
On Wednesday the 20-08-14 at around 9.30 pm a female entered a car park lift on Lonsdale Street in the Melbourne CBD followed by an unknown male who stood behind her. The male proceeded to indecently assault the female and she managed to push him away and exit the lift followed by the assailant who…Details
On Monday the 25-08-14 just after midnight several offenders kicked in the glass rear door of a Petrol Station in Craigieburn and stole a till containing cash. Not long after the same offenders stole cash and cigarettes from a service station on Kings Road in St Albans. Three sixteen-year-old males from Croydon, Sunshine West and…Details