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
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.
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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 violent 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 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
On Saturday the 23-08-14 a fifteen-year-old boy was physically assaulted as he walked away from an out of control party on Station Street in Bayswater. Police were called to the party after gate-crashers arrived and a number of fights broke out amongst the one hundred or so individuals. It is alleged that the teenage boy…Details
On Sunday the 17-08-14 at around 2.45 am a twenty-six-year-old male was stabbed in the stomach at a birthday party on Highbury Road in Glen Waverley. The offender, also aged twenty six years, was known to the victim and has since been charged by police with reckless conduct causing serious injury and was remanded in…Details
On the 24-08-14 at around 9.30 pm four men wearing balaclavas and armed with machetes and lengths of timber forced their way into a home on Montgomery Court in Castlemaine. The thirty-three-year-old sole occupant of the home was struck to he head with a machete before the assailants fled. Macedon Ranges Crime Investigation Unit Detectives…Details
On Sunday the 25-08-14 at around 10.25 pm two armed offenders robbed an adult entertainment store on Cheltenham Road in Dandenong stealing cash and a mobile phone before fleeing on foot. Dog Squad members quickly attended the scene and soon arrested a twenty-year-old male from Mentone and a thirty-three-year-old male from Dandenong. The offenders with…Details
On the 20-08-14 at around 1.15 am two men entered a hotel on Keilor Road in Essendon armed with a firearm and a knife. The offenders threatened staff before fleeing with cash. Police has since arrested four men at a motel on Sydney Road in Coburg. Two of the offenders, a twenty-year-old from Broadmeadows and…Details
On Wednesday the 20-08-14 at around 9.30 am a male offender armed with a knife entered a bank on Victoria Street in Abbotsford and demanded cash from the staff. Bank staff immediately activated the security system and the offender fled empty handed along Victoria Street towards the Melbourne CBD. The offender was described as being…Details
On the 10-08-14 at around 3.00 pm a seventeen-year-old girl was exiting a Milk Bar on Camms Road in Cranbourne when a silver motor vehicle pulled up beside her. Two female assailants alighted both armed with steel poles and grabbed the teenager from behind before stealing her mobile phone and driving off. The teenage female…Details
On the 09-08-14 at around 3.40 am a fifty-five-year-old male drove into his driveway on Briar Crescent in Cranbourne East when he was fired upon from an unknown red motor vehicle. Four shots were fired striking the victim’s bonnet and windscreen while he sat in his motor vehicle before the offender’s vehicle sped off. Narre…Details
On the 10-08-14 at around 10.50 pm a taxi driver picked up two males and a female on Springvale Road in Springvale who asked to be driven to Clayton. During the journey the offenders asked the taxi driver to turn into Fifth Avenue in Chelsea Heights and to stop. The front passenger’s credit card was…Details