On the 02-06-14 at around 6.45 pm a forty-nine-year-old woman was walking towards her motor vehicle which was parked in a car park off Annesley Street in Echuca when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male assailant. The assailant dragged the woman into a secluded area where he attempted to remove her clothing. The female…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 29-05-14 at around 3.50 pm a sixteen-year-old female was walking through a railway underpass near Victoria Street in Seymour when she noticed an adult male jogging towards her. The male ran straight at the young female victim and grabbed her around her neck and forced her towards a wall where he proceeded to…Details
Victorian Crime Statistics for the 12 months from March 2014 to March 2013: The crime rate across Victoria increased by 5% with total number of offences up by 7.1% to 434,497 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 0.7%, with assaults up 0.3%. Crime against property has increased by 2%, with theft from motor vehicle…Details
On Sunday the 25-05-14 at around 3.00 am a taxi driver was flagged down by two men on the corner of Chapel Street and Malvern Road. The taxi then travelled along Malvern Road and just before the intersection of Orrong Road one of the males grabbed the driver from behind in a headlock and demanded cash.…Details
On the 26-05-14 at around 1.00 am two masked male offenders entered the service station on High Street in Beechworth and confronted the male service station attendant. One of the offenders was armed with a firearm and they demanded money. The attendant handed over a quantity of money and the two fled in a motor…Details
On the 25-05-14 at around 2.45 am police arrived at a home on Goldsworthy Road in Corio to find a male in his thirties suffering from serious stab wounds. The victim was taken to Geelong Hospital with critical injuries. A female in his thirties, who was known to the victim, was arrested at the scene. For…Details
On Sunday the 25-05-14 at around 10.30 pm a nineteen-year-old male pizza delivery driver was lured to a home on Victoria Street in Flemington where he was ambushed by three males. The delivery driver arrived at the home with six pizzas only to be told by the occupants that they had not ordered the pizzas.…Details
On Saturday the 24-05-14 at around 7.45 pm a twenty-three-year-old female was walking along Rayment Street in Thornbury when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male assailant. The female victim managed to free herself and run down a nearby lane way before contacting the police. The assaialant is described as being Caucasian, over 170 cm…Details
On Tuesday the 20-05-14 at around 3.40 pm a male offender armed with a firearm and wearing a Fedora hat robbed the supermarket on Cramer Street in Preston. The offender approached a female staff member and pushed the gun into her stomach demanding cash. Other staff members then attempted to come to her aid at…Details
On Tuesday the 20-05-14 at around 1.00 pm a twenty-one-year-old man used a public toilet block off Koroit Street in Warrnambool. As he was using the urinal an unknown male approached him from behind and indecently assaulted him. The offender then quickly fled the toilet block and walked towards the nearby shopping complex. If you have…Details
On the 19-05-14 at about 5.50 am a thirty-seven-year-old man confronted three men in the front yard of a house on Arcadia Avenue in Reservoir. An altercation ensued between the men during which time the thirty-seven-year-old man was stabbed to his neck. The assailants then fled the scene on foot. The victim was treated at the Royal…Details
On the 18-05-14 just after 5.00 am police arrested two males and a female following two attempted armed robberies on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Both armed robberies involved skateboards being stolen. The offenders arrested were a twenty-six-year-old male from Preston, a twenty-three-year-old man of no fixed address and a twenty-one-year-old female from Reservoir. If you have…Details
On the 15-05-14 at around 3.30 pm an unknown man approached an eight-year-old girl on the school grounds of the Manningtree Road Primary School in Hawthorn . The assailant dragged the young girl into a secluded area where he verbally assaulted and kicked her before undoing the top of her uniform. The young student managed to escape from…Details
On Tuesday the 13th May 2014 just after 1.30 pm a male offender entered the bank on Cheltenham Road in Keysborough armed with a firearm. The offender approached a teller and handed over a note and demanded cash in the form of fifty dollar notes. The teller handed over a quantity of cash and the offender…Details
On the 14-05-14 at around 2.00 am a male entered a Service Station on Willsmere Road in Kew and approached the staff member who was mopping the floors. The offender, who was wearing a pair of skins shorts over his face and holding a hand gun, demanded the staff member stop what he was doing…Details
On Saturday the 10th May 2014 two twenty-two-year-old women were indecently assaulted in Brunswick. Moreland Crime Investigation Unit detectives have since charged a thirty-seven-year-old man from Brooklyn with two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of indecent assault. The assailant is to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for a remand hearing. For victims…Details
On Monday the 21-04-14 at around 10.00 am a seven-year-old girl was indecently assaulted while shopping with her mother at a supermarket in Cobram. A twenty-five-year-old man has since been charged with one count of an indecent act with a child under sixteen years of age and remanded to appear at the Shepparton Magistrates Court.…Details
In 2011 – 2012 there were thirteen people arrested for domestic violence homicides. In 2012-2013, following a change in police reporting practices, there were forty-five people arrested for domestic homicides. Western Integrated Family Violence Committee Member, Jocelyn Bignold, said authorities are struggling to “come to grips” with the magnitude of domestic abuse since new offences…Details
On the 21-04-14 at around 2.40 pm police were called to a property on Longmuir Road in Watsonia to discover the bodies of two deceased children. Homicide detectives have since charged a thirty-five-year-old man from Watsonia with two counts of murder. The offender was remanded in custody. If you are the family member of a murder victim…Details
On Saturday the 19th April 2014 at around 10.30 pm a female was sitting in her motor vehicle parked on Raleigh Street in Essendon when a male wearing a scarf over his face knocked on her window and told her to get out. The female initially hesitated at which time the offender produce a large knife…Details