On Wednesday the 19-02-14 the bodies of an elderly couple were found stabbed to death in their Murrumbeena home. Police indicated that there were no obvious signs of a forced entry into their home and no evidence that the couple had assaulted each other. Police said that they are searching for a motive and have…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 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 19-02-14 at around 8.30 am a forty-three-year-old doctor was stabbed multiple times in the foyer of the Western Hospital. A forty-eight-year-old man from Sunshine was arrested at the scene and charged and remanded in custody. The doctor was treated at the Western hospital in a serious but stable condition. On the 24-01-14 at…Details
At around 5.15 am on the 12th February 2014 a nineteen-year-old female was walking towards the Sandown Park Railway Station in Noble Park when a motor vehicle containing two males pulled up in front of her. The male passenger alighted from the motor vehicle and began running towards her and threatening her. The teenage female…Details
On the 03-02-14 at around 12.30 am two campers were awoken by three offenders at a camping ground near Shepparton. The offenders were armed with a hatchet and a firearm and demanded money before fleeing with the victim’s iphone in a motor vehicle. The victims are a twenty-three-year-old Italian female and a twenty-one-year-old English male.…Details
Aggravated Burglary – Meadow Heights On Monday the 03-02-14 at around 2.00 am a male offender gained entry into a home on Hamlyn Court in Meadow Heights and was confronted by the forty-year-old female resident. A n altercation occurred during which the female was stabbed. The female victim was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.…Details
Stabbing – Balaclava On Saturday the 01-02-14 at around 7.50 pm a forty-six-year-old male was struck to the head with a bottle outside a licensed premises on Carlisle Street in Balaclava following an argument. The victim managed to walk away only to be stabbed a short time later in a nearby supermarket car park. The…Details
Sexual Assault – Gippsland On Monday the 27the January 2014 at around 9.20 pm a sixteen-year-old girl was followed from the Sale Train Station by an unknown male. The male then approached the teenager and engaged her in a brief conversation before grabbing and indecently assaulting her in a supermarket car park. The young female…Details
In 2012-13 in Victoria police were called to 60,829 family violence incidents and laid charges in 25,574 of the cases. In NSW in the 12 months to September police recorded 27,808 domestic assaults. In Victoria in 2012-13 there were 45 homicides in family settings. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology 44% of all intimate…Details
Physical Assault – Dandenong On Monday the 20th January 2014 at around 12.30 am a twenty-five-year-old male was walking from the Dandenong Railway Station when he heard a man calling out for help and went to assist. The victim was then pushed to the ground from behind by a woman and the male he went…Details
Victoria’s prisoner population has increased by almost 12% cent in the last three years. In 2012-13 spending on Victorian prisons increased to $625 million. In the past three years the daily average prison population has increased by 534 to 5,120 inmates. Currently the Victorian Government is delivering the largest prison expansion programs in the state’s history. Since…Details
On Wednesday the 29-01-14 at around 4.50 pm a twenty-eight-year-old female was waiting at pedestrian lights in Carlton at the intersection of Rathdowne and Grattan Streets when she was punched to her back from behind. The female victim turned at which time the assailant spat in her face before fleeing through Carlton Gardens. The offender…Details
On Monday the 27-01-14 at around 9.00 pm a twenty-eight-year-old man threatened staff at the Echuca Pizza Shop with a knife demanding cash. A short time later the offender handed himself in to police and was charged with armed robbery. If you have been a victim of crime call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On the 28-12-13 at around 6.30 pm a thirty-two-year-old disabled woman was indecently assaulted by a male near the main entrance of the Flinders Street Railway Station in the Melbourne CBD. This offender is described as being of solid build with grey hair and around 188cm in height and was wearing shorts, runners and a…Details
On the 27-01-14 at around 12.15 am a resident found a forty-one-year-old male suffering from a stab wound in the driveway of a home on Thompson Road in Geelong. The male victim was taken to Geelong Hospital in a stable condition for treatment. Witnesses said that they saw several males leaving the scene following the…Details
On Monday the 27-01-14 at around 10.00 pm emergency services arrived at a home on Billingham Road in Deer Park to find a twenty-year-old male from Diggers Rest deceased. It is believed that up to ten armed offenders forced entry into the home where a confrontation took place with the occupants. Homicide police are appealing…Details
On Thursday the 23-01-14 just after 10.00 pm a twenty-one-year-old female was walking along the Burwood Highway when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into the front yard of an unoccupied house. The female victim was then physically and sexually assaulted. The male assailant was described as being of Asian appearance and aged between…Details
On the 24-12-13 at around 9.30 pm a twenty-eight-year-old taxi driver was assaulted and robbed by four male passengers. The taxi driver picked up the males on Beaconsfield Parade and one offender soon punched him to the face while another stole cash from his pockets. The four offenders then alighted and smashed bottles on the…Details
According to Victoria Police figures Australia Day sees more assaults than any other public holiday. On the 26-01-13 there were 121 reported non-family violence related assaults– almost twice the average daily number. On the 26-01-12 there were 109 reported assaults. On the 26-01-11 there were 121 reported assaults. Victoria police said that on a typical…Details
Police believe that the same male offender may be responsible for three separate recent sexual assaults on young females in Melbourne. On Saturday the 18th January 2014 at around 6.00 am a twenty-two-year-old female was walking along Flinders Street in Melbourne towards the Southern Cross Railway Station after finishing work when she was approached by…Details
Armed Robbery – Yarragon Service Station On the 18-01-14 at around 4.40 pm a man entered a service station on the Princes Highway in Yarragon and asked the male shop attendant for cigarettes. The male then produced a knife from a shopping bag he was carrying and demanded cash. The shop attendant gave the offender…Details