On Saturday the 24-11-13 at around 2.20 am a twenty-two-year-old female was walking along Bourke Street, near Harbour Boulevard, in the Docklands when she was grabbed from behind by a male and assaulted. The female victim screamed and was able to break free and run to the safety of her nearby motor vehicle. The assailant…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.
Victoria Police has published crime statistics comparing the 12 months to September 2013. The overall recorded crime rate across the state has increased by 2.7% with the total number of offences recorded up by 4.6% to a total of 414,762 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 2.5%, with assaults up by 4%. Drug…Details
On the 7th November 2013 a fourteen-year-old girl was walking along Fitzroy Street in Laverton when a male got out of a motor vehicle and took hold of her arm before she managed to break free and run away. The man was described as being aged around forty-five to fifty years, Caucasian with fair skin,…Details
On the 20-11-13 at around 7.30 am police attended a home in Dundas Street Thornbury and arrested two men in relation to an aggravated burglary. A forty-year-old man from Hallam and a twenty-six-year-old man from Cranbourne were both charged with aggravated burglary and possessing a pistol. A thirty-year-old Cranbourne man was conveyed to hospital with…Details
On Sunday the 17-11-13 at around 1.30 am a male, together with his girlfriend, was at a bus stop in Swanston Street when they were approached by three men behaving inappropriately. Both parties then boarded the bus and a short time later one of the assailants head-butted the victim and he was then repeatedly struck…Details
On Sunday the 24th November 2013 at around 11.10 pm two masked men approached a convenience store in Kilsyth and attempted to force their way in but were unsuccessful. Some five minutes later the two masked offenders entered another store also in Kilsyth carrying a knife causing the shop assistant to flee to a secured…Details
Since 2008 the number of people committing crimes against people in Victoria’s biggest hospitals and nearby medical centres has increased by 75%. Dandenong Hospital fared worst with thirty-nine violent crimes. During 2012- 2013 police were called to major hospitals or nearby medical centres two hundred and sixty five times, an increase of 35%. Dr Stephen Parnis, Victorian president…Details
On Wednesday the 6th November 2013 police attended a house in Regency Terrace Warranwood to find a thirty-four-year-old female who had been seriously assaulted unconscious on the floor. The female victim was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with very serious injuries. Detectives from Maroondah Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for public assistance. Victims of…Details
On the 06-11-13 at around 8.50 am a male offender wearing a bandanna entered the milk bar on Spencer Street in Thornbury armed with a knife. The offender then leaned over the counter and stole a small amount of cash before fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work…Details
At around 9.00 am on the 07-11-13 an eleven-year-old girl was walking alone along Canterbury Road in Vermont when a man attempted to grab her. The young girl managed to break free from the male offender and flee to a nearby house. The man was described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his fifties…Details
On Sunday the 3rd November 2013 at around 7.10 am a female staff member was opening the sports centre on Ballan Road in Werribee when a male offender, wearing a ‘Scream’ mask, walked into the centre and demanded cash from her. The female staff member gave the assailant money and he then fled the scene.…Details
On Thursday the 31st October 2013 a male was driving along Hillcrest Road in Frankston when he noticed a motorcyclist riding erratically and there was an exchange of words. The motorcyclist then began kicking the victim’s motor vehicle who attempted to escape but was pursued by the offender. The victim then stopped on Beaconsfield Parade…Details
On the 10-11-13 at around 2.45 am two male assailants wearing stockings over their heads entered the Albert Park Service Station on Ferrars Street armed with a knife and a tomahawk. One assailant demanded the till while the other attempted to enter the service area containing the Shop Attendant. The assailants were last seen fleeing…Details
On Friday the 18-10-13 a fifty-three-year-old man was drinking with his forty-six-year-old friend at a licensed venue in Ardlie Street West Meadows and after befriending some locals the pair were invited back to a house in Turner Street West Meadows arriving at around 11:10 pm. Upon arriving at the house the fifty-three-year-old male was assaulted…Details
On the 1st October 2013 at around 8.45 pm three men, two armed with knives and one armed with an iron bar, entered a house on Goldsmith Street in Elwood. The offenders confronted three male victims aged twenty, twenty-three and sixty-three-years and demanded cash. One victim was then assaulted before the offenders then fled the…Details
On the morning of Tuesday the 12th November 2013 three teenage males aged fifteen and sixteen years were allegedly involved in an armed robbery on a fast food restaurant on Golf Links Road in Frankston North. Police have since charged the three with armed robbery and they were bailed to appear at a children’s court.…Details
On the 05-10-13 at around 4.00 am a male in his twenties was shot to his upper leg while sitting in a motor vehicle outside a house on Solar Drive in Geelong. The victim was a front seat passenger when a motor vehicle pulled up in front and two masked men alighted and after a…Details
On the 03-10-13 at around 3.30 pm a thirty-four-year-old female was in the kitchen area of the Cobden Fire Station on Mc Kenzie Street when she was approached by an unknown male who proceeded to indecently assault her. The assailant was described as being aged in his forties, approximately 180cm tall with a shaved head, pointy beard…Details
On the 02-10-13 at around 3.30 pm two masked assailants armed with a pole and a knife entered the pharmacy on McKimmies Road in Labor and threatened the shop attendant before stealing cash from the till and running from the scene. Mill Park Crime Investigation Unit Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery.
On the 29-08-13 a thirty-seven-year-old female woke up in her home on Parklands Grove in Werribee at around 3.30 am to find a male riffling through her bookshelf. The offender then fled in a small white hatchback motor vehicle. The offender was described as being skinny, about 168cms tall and of Caucasian appearance. Werribee police…Details