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
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.
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
More than fifteen pharmacies have been burgled over the past two months with thieves taking cold and flu medication which is commonly used to manufacture amphetamines. Police believe that two men are responsible for the burglaries which have mainly focused in the Preston area. For victims support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
One on five children will be impacted on by child sexual assault. A recent study by the advocacy group Bravehearts evaluated how different states educate children about the risks of sexual assault, how different states empower adults to deal with the issue of child abuse and how different states protect the community from sexual predators.…Details
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
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