Over 160 youths under 18 years of age were charged with assault. 89 youths were charged with theft of a motor vehicle. 106 youths were charged with property damage. 167 youths were charged with shoplifting. 74 youths were charged with theft from a motor vehicle. 44 youths were charged with residential burglaries. Karen Hart, Visy…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 Saturday the 20-10-12 at around 8.15 pm a thirty-two-year-old female was walking along an Elwood trail when she was approached by the male assailant. The assailant, aged in his mid twenties, threatened the female victim before dragging her into nearby bushes where he sexually assaulted her. If you have been the victim of…Details
On Sunday the 21-10-12 at around 2.00 am a twenty-six-year-old male Oakleigh Hotel staff member asked four teenage assailants to leave the hotel and three of them returned a short time later and physically assaulted the victim with a bottle. The victim sustained lacerations to his face and was treated at the Casey Hospital. The…Details
On Tuesday the 23-10-12 at around 1.30 pm a thirty-three-year-old male victim was threatened by a twenty-two-year-old male assailant with an imitation gun following a road rage incident at the Bulleen Plaza car park. The victim was forced to lie on the ground and threatened to be killed. The assailant then fled and was quickly…Details
A forty-four-year-old male Taxi Driver was charged with raping a twenty-three-year-old female in Bendigo on the 21-10-12. It is alleged that the taxi driver picked up the female victim in the Bendigo CBD on early Sunday morning and on the way to her home the taxi driver stopped at a car park and raped her.…Details
On Monday the 22-10-12 at around 11.00 pm an argument broke out between two men at the Werribee Plaza Tavern in Hoppers Crossing. One of the males then left and soon returned with a gun and an accomplice. The two assailants waited outside for the twenty-six-year-old male to leave the tavern and then attacked him…Details
On Saturday the 20-10-12 at around 7.30 pm a seventy-four-year-old female was watching television at her Ballarat home when she went to investigate a noise and was confronted by a male assailant who grabbed her around her neck and demanded money. The elderly victim gave the assailant a small amount of money and he then…Details
On the 21-10-12 at around 2.50 am a thirty-nine-year-old male victim was physically assaulted after earlier being involved in a minor altercation at a Mildura nightclub. The victim sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital.
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On Sunday the 21-10-12 just after midnight three male assailants robbed and physically assaulted a thirty-seven-year-old male victim in Fitzroy North just after leaving the Lord Newry Hotel. The victim was followed by the three assailants in a motor vehicle who used a taser gun to subdue him before stealing his possessions and fleeing in…Details
On Friday the 19-10-12 at around 6.00 pm a male aged in his fifties approached a children and adults at the Williamstown beach and exposed himself. Police have since spoken with the offender.
If you have been the victim of a sexual abuse or sexual assault contact Victims of Crime on 1800 000 055.
On Saturday the 20-10-12 at around 7.00 pm about 5000 people marched down Sydney Road in Brunswick, where Jill Meagher was murdered a month earlier, in a Reclaim the Night rally. Natalie Pestana, Organiser of the rally, said that the aim of the rally is to counter the notion that women bear some responsibility for preventing…Details
On the 12-10-12 at around 10.00 pm a security guard was slashed to his face by a patron at a Caulfield South adult night club. The assailant fled before the police arrived. On the 12-10-12 at around 6.45 pm a cyclist was slashed with a knife while riding near the Mentone Railway Station. The cyclist…Details
On Friday the 19-10-12 at around 7.00 pm a forty-year-old female victim was set alight in her home in Collingwood following a domestic dispute. The victim was treated at The Alfred hospital and her injuries were described as non-life threatening. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or other crime call Victims of…Details
The Western Australian Government unveiled today the Sex Offender Register website on which is posted the names, photos and criminal records of that state’s most dangerous sex offenders. While similar websites have been operating overseas, including in America and Britain, this is the first website of its kind in Australia and it is hoped that…Details
On the 14-10-12 at around 3.00 am it is alleged that a thirty-three-year-old taxi driver physically assaulted two nineteen-year-old females in Collingwood. The taxi driver was interviewed by police but has not been barred from driving taxis. The victims said that they asked the taxi driver to take them to Collingwood and while doing so…Details
On the 14-10-12 at around 2.00 am a twenty-three-year-old taxi driver picked up two male passengers aged in their twenties in Coburg who soon threatened him with a knife demanding cash. The assailants stole $550.00 in cash plus the taxi driver’s credit cards. The taxi driver, who is also a student, described the ordeal as…Details
Victoria’s largest centre for sexual assault and child abuse was officially opened on the 17-10-12 in Geelong. Jack Blayney, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner, said the centre will make sexual assault and child abuse investigations top priority. The centre brings together a variety of services under one roof, including crisis support, child protection and criminal investigation…Details
On Tuesday the 16-10-12 at around 10.30 pm three masked male assailants armed with a gun forced there was into the Wyndham Vale home and assaulted the thirty-one-year-old female occupant, striking her to the head and body, before stealing her Holden Commodore motor vehicle. Two other females were present at the time. The female victim…Details
On Saturday the 13-10-12 at around 11.00 pm a female victim heard loud banging on the front door of her Melton home. As the female opened her front door she was confronted by a male assailant in his twenties who forced his way into the victim’s home where he proceeded to sexually assault her. If…Details
On Saturday the 13-10-12 at around midnight a thirty-year-old taxi driver was physically assaulted and robbed by a twenty-year-old male and a nineteen-year-old female. The assailants were captured on the taxi CCTV and were arrested a short time later. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or…Details