Victoria’s rate of murder and manslaughter has climbed by 44% during 2011 – 2012, equaling NSW. Homicides, according to Criminologists, can be a reliable benchmark for crime since they have high reporting rates and are generally immune to police operations. In most murder cases in Victoria they were related to domestic violence or the victim…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 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 the 09-09-12 at around 7.00 am two male assailants aged in their twenties wearing balaclavas entered the Northcote Golf Club threatening a staff member with an iron bar demanding money. The men soon fled with a quantity of cash. A similar armed robbery occurred at the same location on the 04-07-12 and police believe…Details
Following the recent inquest into the death of a thirty-four-year-old man who was shot and dismembered by his eighteen-year-old stepdaughter, who he had sexually abused for 4 years, in 2008 the coroner recommended that the Education Department improve training to teachers to be better able to recognise child sex abuse. It is estimated that the…Details
On Saturday the 09-09-12 at around 5.00 am a violent altercation erupted between a group of men in Queen Street. Two men were stabbed, a nineteen-year-old, who was treated at The Alfred Hospital, and a twenty-year-old -year-old, who was treated at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, while a third nineteen-year-old male received head injuries and was…Details
On Friday the 07-09-12 at around 3.45 pm two male assailants, aged twenty-four and twenty-six years, car-jacked a motor vehicle in Geelong following a collision and demanded to be driven to another location. The assailants were soon apprehended and charged with theft of a motor vehicle as well as false imprisonment and threats to kill.…Details
Victoria Police recorded 391,325 offences in 2011 to 2012, an increase of 8.2% from the previous year. Of the 391,325 offences 168,200 were cleared within the same financial year, a clearance rate of 51.7%. Victoria Police processed 178,897 alleged offenders 10.6% more than the previous year. 208,100 persons were recorded as victims of crime, an…Details
Crimes Against People: Assault – 42,076 (up 16.9%) Sex (non rape) 6,264 Aggravated Robbery – 3,286 Rape – 2,044 Abduction / Kidnapping 611 Homicide – 173 Total – 54,454 While there were 54,454 serious crimes reported in Victoria from 2011 to 2012 there was only some 5000 successful Crime Compensation applications over this same period.…Details
A thirty-nine-year-old female Melbourne secondary school teacher has recently pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a female student under the age of sixteen-years, including sexual penetration, at Knoxfield and Daylesford in 2009 . The teacher’s employment as a teacher was terminated in 2012 and the assailant has been released on bail pending a plea hearing in November. If…Details
In the 2011 – 2012 crime increased by 6.8%. There were more than 10,000 extra family violence complaints. In response the state government has promised an extra 1700 police and 940 protective services offices by November 2014 as well as an extra $16 million in funding for family violence over the next four years. While…Details
On Wednesday the 05-09-12 at around 7.45 pm a masked assailant entered the Supermarket in Middleborough Road Box Hill and threatened customers and staff with a knife. The assailant then fled with cash to a nearby motor vehicle. The incident was captured on CCTV and police are investigating. For victims support and advice call 1800…Details
On the 13-07-12 at around 9.30 pm a male and a female got into a taxi and told the Taxi Driver not to put the metre on as they were only travelling a short distance. The Taxi Driver refused the fair and asked them to get out at which time the male leaned over the…Details
On Wednesday the 05-09-12 at around 8.45 am a twenty-year-old woman stabbed a known twenty-four-year-old male in Somerville. The female assailant was arrested by police and the male victim was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital with serious injuries. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or go…Details
Nineteen Victorian men have been recently charged with various child abuse pornography related offences with police confiscating more than 25,000 child exploitation images. The men arrested are aged from eighteen to seventy-two years and come from Melbourne, North Melbourne, Elwood, Templestowe, Dandenong, Berwick, Frankston, Burwood, Brunswick, Camberwell, Altona and, Knox, Springvale, Tullamarine, Chelsea and Kangaroo…Details
There is a call to use satellite tracking devices in instances such as domestic violence to warn victims of any unwelcomed potential contact from the offender. With such a system if the offender is within a certain distance from the victim the GPS will set off an alarm warning the victim of the potential for…Details
Abstract Voltaire remarked that ‘the longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater their power to harm us.’ Sadly, for many victims of crime in Victoria this reflection is painfully true. Victims of crime, especially violent crime, can be plagued by feelings of confusion, danger and trauma; it is important, therefore, for victims to receive…Details
During 2010-2011 Victorian crime rose by 8.2%. Violent crimes, such as physical and sexual assault, rose by 11.8%. Family violence rose by 23.4%. Domestic violence groups suggest that the increase in family violence rates indicate that police are doing a better job but the chief executive of Domestic Violence Victoria, Fiona McCormack, believes that services…Details
In Australia Physical Assault is by far the most common type of violent crime. In 2010 there were 171,083 physical assaults, 17,757 sexual assaults, 14,582 robberies and 260 homicides with physical assault offending significantly increasing over the past ten years with assaults committed by females increasing by 49% and assaults committed by males increasing by…Details
The Liberal State Government today, 03-09-12, pledged an extra $16 million for counselling and support services for family violence victims. $9.25 million will be allocated for Counselling for an extra 1200 women and children a year. $3.75 million for sexual assault Counselling in order to reduce waiting times. Tougher laws against perpetrators of domestic violence…Details
Crime rate across Victoria has increased by 6.8 per cent with the total number of offences recorded up by 29,714 to a total of 391,325 offences. Crime against the person in Victoria has increased by 10.3 per or 5,742 offences to a total of 54,454. Crime against property in Victoria has increased by 3.3 per…Details
On Monday the 13-09-12 at around midday a woman aged in her seventies was stabbed in the driveway of her Watsonia home. The elderly victim was taken by air ambulance to the Alfred Hospital in a serious condition. Police soon arrested a thirty-one-year-old male hiding in the backyard of a nearby house. For financial support…Details