In 2011 – 2012 crime increased in Victoria by over 5% with some 200,000 offences recorded. Most alarmingly are the statistics on violent crime which are up more than 10% from the previous year. There were 42,076 physical assaults, 2044 rapes and almost 10,000 more family violence incidents recorded by police. Victoria’s prison population has…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*.
For help complete Online Enquiry Form
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 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 01-08-12 at around 6.00 pm a thirty-three-year-old male assailant robbed the Lilydale Retail Store with a weapon. The forty-three-year-old Shop Assistant was physically assaulted and sustained minor back injuries and treated at the Maroondah Hospital. The assailant was promptly arrested by police at a nearby location and due to appear at court…Details
On the 01-08-12 at around 9.00 pm several Asian males walked out in front of a motor vehicle that was being driven by a female at the Burwood Shopping Centre requiring her to suddenly stop. A verbal exchange then ensued between the thirty-one-year-old male passenger and the Asian males who kicked the motor vehicle. The…Details
On Sunday the 02-08-12 at around 3.00 am two police officers were arresting a drunk twenty-year-old male when he physically assaulted one police officer and attempted to flee. The assailant was pursued and apprehended with the injured police officer sustaining a broken nose and a broken cheek bone and was treated at the Royal Melbourne…Details
Technology has provided many benefits to society however with these comes new platforms for harassment and abuse.[i] Cyber-bullying is of growing concern as youths have increased access to the Internet.[ii] In a 2006 study in the United Kingdom, 98% of adolescents reported having regular access to the internet,[iii] with 40% of US youths experiencing cyber-bullying.[iv]…Details
On Monday the 27-08-12 at around 8.15 pm a male masked with a bandanna and wielding a knife held up the Woolworths Supermarket Croydon stealing cash from the terrified staff. The assailant then ran from the supermarket and through the Arndale Shopping Centre and then across the adjacent Fred Gale oval. For financial support and…Details
On Saturday the 25-08-12 at around 2.30 am a twenty-five-year-old female was walking through St Kilda when she asked a male of Asian appearance for directions. The male directed her into a laneway and then forced her to the ground before indecently assaulting her. The victim managed to fight off the assailant and ran from the scene…Details
On Thursday the 30-08-12 at around 10.30 pm a male assailant entered the Bonbeach Video Store and threatened the video store attendant with a knife demanding cash. The frightened attendant gave the assailant cash and DVDs and the assailant then fled along Nepean Highway. The assailant was described as being in his mid twenties with…Details
On the 29-08-12 at around 3.00 am neighbours were awoken by the sounds of gun shots coming from the Lalor home. When police arrived they found two men on the street both suffering from gunshot wounds. A fifty-two-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his hand and was treated at the Northern Hospital and a…Details
On Wednesday the 29-08-12 at around 7.50 pm a twenty-two-year-old male was stabbed in the groin after becoming involved in an altercation with another male at the St. Albans Gaming Venue. The victim was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with significant blood loss and is in a stable condition. For victims support and advice…Details
On Tuesday the 29-08-12 at around 1.00 am a male offender entered the Wantirna South Convenience Store and threatened the male staff member with an axe before fleeing with some cash and a packet of cigarettes. The offender was wearing a hooded top and cream cap and sported a goatee. For financial support and professional advice call…Details
On Tuesday the 21-08-12 at around 12.00 noon a masked male assailant in his twenties threatened staff at the Aldi Supermarket Morwell with a knife before stealing cash and escaping on a child’s scooter.
For financial support and professional advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On Friday the 24-08-12 at around 9.45 pm a male assailant armed with an axe entered the United Service Station in Rowville and demanded cash from the station attendant who complied placing money in a plastic bag and the assailant then left. For financial support and professional advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On Thursday the 16-08-12 at around 10.30 pm the male victim, aged in his early twenties, walked from the Cheltenham Railway Station along Charman Road carrying his laptop bag when he was set upon by four males. The victim managed to out run the assailants. Police patrolling the area saw the incident and arrested four…Details
On Friday the 24-08-12 at around 1.30 am a male assailant in his twenties and dressed as a woman including carrying a hand bag entered the Lara Service Station and threatened the female attendant with a knife demanding cash and cigarettes. The shocked female attendant complied and the assailant fled with cash and cigarettes. For…Details
On Sunday the 26-08-12 at around 4.00 pm two assailants armed with shot guns entered Myer Melbourne and proceeded to a ground floor cosmetic counter where they threatened the terrified twenty-one-year-old shop assistant before fleeing with $200. The store was filled with shoppers at the time of the brazed burglary. If you have been the…Details
On the 25-08-12 at around 3.40 am six masked assailants entered the Burnley Train Station armed with baseball bats and demanded keys from a security guard to access the security room which they were given. A train driver arrived during the robbery and keys were also demanded from him and he also complied. On the…Details
On Sunday the 26-08-12 at around 1.00 am two men aged in their thirties sustained very serious head injuries following a physical assault by a third male at a home in St. Kilda. Police arrested the assailant at around 4.30 am. Both victims were taken for treatment to the Alfred Hospital in a serious condition.…Details
On Saturday the 25-08-12 at around 12.30 am a nineteen-year-old male as well as two others he was with were attacked by a gang in Flinders Lane in the Melbourne CBD. Approximately one hour later the gang attacked a forty-three-year-old male with rocks and demanded his phone and wallet. A short time later, at around…Details
On Saturday the 18-08-12 four men of African appearance physically assaulted and robbed a twenty-nine-year-old male victim near the Heidelberg train station. The victim was followed and then asked by one of the assailants for the time and then threatened with a knife and demands were made for his mobile phone, which the victim handed…Details