On Friday the 23-11-12 about 1000 people marked against domestic violence in the Melbourne CBD. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology around sixty women are killed each year by a partner. VicHealth reported domestic violence as being ‘the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged from fifteen to forty-four years. Ken…Details
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Family incident related crime has increased by 288% since 2003. Approximately 40% of assaults 25% of rapes are family violence related. In 2011 – 2012 there were 16,047 physical assaults, 1229 sexual assaults and 483 rapes arising from family violence. Ken Lay, Chief Commissioner, said that …’it is an unfortunate reflection of some attitudes in…Details
On Wednesday the 21-11-12 at around 1.15 am three masked assailants with machetes entered the pokies venue at the Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, terrorised patrons and threatening staff demanding cash. Senior Sergeant Stamper described it as a traumatic experience for patrons and staff. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or other…Details
On Tuesday the 13-11-12 at around 10.00 pm a twenty-year-old female was walking along a bicycle track beside Hampton Beach when she was grabbed by an unknown male assailant and forcibly dragged into nearby bushes where she was sexually assaulted. The victim managed to fight back and escaped to a nearby property for help. If…Details
On Thursday the 22-11-12 at 7.30 pm a vigil will be held at Paradise Park in Point Cook to remember Sarah Cafferkey. Alice Osborne, Organiser, said that the community wants to show that they are very saddened by her murder and to display support to her family. For victims of crime support and advice call…Details
On the 15-11-12 at around 1.30 am a man in his thirties was waiting at a Brunswick West bus stop when he suffered an epileptic seizure and lost consciousness. Upon regaining consciousness he discovered his backpack missing. Brunswick police are asking for any witnesses to come forward. Graeme Shears, chief executive of the Epilespy Foundation…Details
On the 16-11-12 at around 5.45 am a twenty-six-year-old female walked into her Essendon home from her back yard to be confronted by a male assailant in her bedroom who sexually assaulted her before fleeing. The assailant is described as being aged between his mid to late twenties and of Southern European appearance. Fawkner SOCAU…Details
On Thursday the 01-11-12 at around 8.00 pm a seventeen-year-old male was threatened to be killed at the Meadow Heights Shopping Centre. The victim said that he was threatened by two men initially inside the shopping centre and then in the car park, who indicated that they had a firearm. Police arrested a twenty-two-year-old man…Details
On Friday the 23-11-12 there will be a Walk Against Family Violence in Melbourne. The walk has been Organised by Phil Cleary, whose sister was murder in 1987, and he anticipates thousands to attend. In September of this year around thirty thousand marched for Jill Meagher, whose alleged murderer has a criminal history. This week…Details
On the 19-11-12 at around midday a nineteen year old female was physically assaulted by two teenage males in Bendigo. The female victim was sitting in park lands when she was approached by the assailants who initially verbally abused her and as she went to walk away she was pushed to the ground and kicked…Details
On Monday the 19-11-12 just after 2.00 pm a women in her fifties was shot and killed in West Footscray. Neighbours heard an altercation and then shots and called the police who arrived to find the woman’s body lying in the street. Police took a male in his fifties into custody. If you are the…Details
On the 18-11-12 at around 11.00 pm two men, aged twenty-two and twenty-eight years, were arrested by police in St Kilda following a number of armed robberies on the number 96 tram. The assailants used a box cutter and a garden stake to threaten tram commuters before stealing their possessions. If you have been the…Details
On Sunday the 18-11-12 at around 11.20 pm a security guard was stabbed to the neck outside a licensed premises in the Melbourne CBD. Other security staff came to the victim’s aid and restrained the forty-two-year-old assailant until police arrived and he was arrested. The twenty three year old security guard sustained lacerations to his…Details
On Sunday the 18-11-12 at around 1.10 am two women caught a taxi in Donvale. A short time later the two female passengers were involved in a verbal argument with the taxi driver and he soon stopped the taxi. As the females were exiting the taxi the driver allegedly drove off dragging one of them,…Details
On Saturday the 17-11-12 a male approached an offender who was attempting to steal a motor vehicle in Noble Park. There was a confrontation during which the male offender stabbed the victim to his neck. The victim of the crime was rushed by ambulance to The Alfred Hospital. For financial support and professional advice call…Details
On Wednesday the 07-11-12 at around 5.00 pm a family of four, including two children, was asleep when a burglar entered their Windsor home through a side door into the kitchen stealing a handbag and fleeing in the victims’ motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary contact Victims of Crime…Details
On Friday the 16-11-12 at around 1.30 pm a sixteen year old female left a Milk Bar in Wangaratta and was then followed by a motor vehicle containing two men aged in their forties. The vehicle soon parked across a footpath preventing the young girl from walking past. One of the males then asked her…Details
Written by Daniel. Absolutely amazing isn’t it!? The People of Australia are not allowed to voice their opinions, when clearly the man…sorry…moron…is most definitely guilty, in PART at the very least! What I don’t understand is WHY it is felt that people giving their opinions is going to in any way impact on his trial…FOR him…OR against him!? The…Details
On Monday the 12-11-12 a twenty-year-old male was shot to the abdomen in Portland. The victim was initially treated at the Portland Hospital and then flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he passed away. A 26-year-old male has since been charged with murder to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court. If you are a…Details
On Wednesday the 14-11-12 at around 11.40 pm a thirty-six-year-old female was walking behind shops in Watsonia when she was grabbed by a male assailant and dragged into a lane way. The female victim fought back and after a brief struggle and assailant released her and fled. The victim suffered minor abrasions and bruising and…Details