From 2012 to 2013 there have been more than 60,000 family violence cases reported to Victoria Police, an increase of 21.6%. Family violence accounted for more than 30% of all crimes against the person and is partly responsible for a 12.5% increase in abductions and kidnappings during the past financial year. According to police 40%…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.
The crime rate in Bendigo has increased by an alarming 16.7% during the last financial year. Police indicate that alcohol and other drugs are factors but are not quite sure why it is such a growing problem. Assaults in that central business district area of Bendigo have seen an increase while assaults around licensed premises…Details
On Wednesday the 28-08-13 at around 11.20 pm a twenty-four-year-old female was waiting in her motor vehicle at boom gates in Sydenham when an unknown female assailant opened the unlocked front passenger door and entered the motor vehicle. The assailant then threatened the female driver with a knife at which time the victim fled her…Details
On Friday the 23rd August 2013 at around 10.30 pm three masked male offenders burst into the Campbellfield Sexyland store with a drawn shotgun. A female staff person was held at gunpoint during a robbery and forced to open the cash register. An assailant armed with a crowbar removed the cash and the three assailants…Details
On August the 16-08-13 at around 5.40 pm a thirty-four-year-old male victim was approached outside the Noble Park Primary School in Leonard Avenue by two men who demanded his wallet. A struggle ensued during which the victim was slashed to his left hand with a broken beer bottle. The assailants fled with the victim’s wallet…Details
Recorded crime rate has increased by 1.6% in Victoria. The total number of offences is up by 3.4% or 13,479 to a total of 406,497 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 5.3% or 3903 to a total of 58,312 offences. Crime against property has decreased by 3% or 3294 to a total of…Details
A recent American study found that more than 30% of teenagers have experienced dating violence from 2011 and 2012. Dating violence was defined as physical, sexual or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship. 40% of teenagers reported experiencing some form of violence at the hand of their partners. More than 30% of teenagers reported perpetrating dating violence.…Details
If you have an unwanted mobile phone please consider donating it to victims of domestic violence. Donated mobile phones provide victims with a vital communication tool which may have been damaged or stolen and which they are unable to replace due to financial hardship. A mobile phone provides victims of crime with a sense of…Details
1. Lack social support.
2. Limited financial resources.
3. Limited work experience.
4. Child custody and support factors.
5. Unable to take a pet with them.
6. Afraid of being alone.
7. Family or community pressures.
8. Guilty for believing they caused the abuse.
9. The relationship may seem healthy at times.
10. Fear of provoking additional violence.
On Saturday the 24th August at around 7.00 pm an offender entered the office of a restaurant on Chapel Street in South Yarra stealing cash. During the burglary two staff members entered the office and the offender engaged them in a conversation before leaving the premises. The offender was last seen walking north along Chapel…Details
The rate of rape increased by 12.5 per cent, in 2011/12, in the city of Glen Eira. The rate of rape increased from the rate in 2010/11, while all other crimes to the person have reduced in prevalence. The total crimes to a person in Glen Eira decreased by 10.9 per cent during this period. Rape…Details
Financial grants are available to non-government not-for-profit organisations who are currently working with victims of crime in Victoria provided by Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services (VOCCS). The total amount of funding is up to $10,000.00 annually. Relevant organizations should make submission detailing how monies are intended to be used to further support victims…Details
On Sunday the 25-08-13 at around 2.30 am some six males and two females boarded the Night Rider bus bound for Frankston and as the bus was full the group remained standing in the aisle and were being boisterous and noisy, knocking into each other and others. A twenty-six-year-old female from St Kilda complained to…Details
On Friday the 23rd August just before 9.30 pm a male offender entered a home on Dudley Park Road in Cobram while the owners of the home were entertaining friends. A fifty-one-year-old male disturbed the offender while he was rifling through property and a struggle ensued during which the victim was stabbed multiple times to…Details
Police in Windsor Canada will be making available GPS-enabled alarms to high-risk victims of domestic violence. The alarms will be able to alert police of the victim’s location when they feel threatened. The alarm is the same size of a small pager and is integrated with Google maps so that police dispatchers can immediately direct…Details
On Wednesday the 21-08-13 at around 9.00 pm a police officer was stabbed on the Midland Highway in Batesford. The police officer, a senior sergeant, was treated in The Alfred hospital and is in a serious but stable condition. A twenty-three-year-old male from Grovedale has since been charged and will face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today.…Details
Volunteers wanted to support and assist victims of crime. Volunteers should be aged over eighteen years and will require to have a police check. Individuals who have experienced crime and understand its impact and who are prepared to share their experiences and insights in supporting others would be most preferred. Also, if you are able…Details
On Saturday the 17th August 2013 at around 9.00 pm two men armed with knives invaded a Meiklejohn Street home in Numurkah containing a family of four, including a five-year-old child and a toddler, and demanded money. The offenders traumatised the family before fleeing empty handed. Police are appealing for information from the public. If…Details
On Sunday the 18-08-13 at around 6.30 am police arrived at a home on McIntosh Road in Sunshine and soon discovered a thirty-nine-year-old male nearby suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper thigh. The victim was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is in a stable condition. Police from Armed Crime Taskforce are…Details
On the 15-08-13 at around 3.20 am a male wearing a black balaclava and back beanie walked into the convenience store on Chapel Street in Windsor armed with a tomahawk and a syringe containing red liquid. The assailant demanded money and after being given an amount of cash he fled on foot. The assailant is…Details