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
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 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
On Thursday the 16-08-12 at around 10.00 pm a forty-six-year-old man and a thirty-one-year-old female were waiting at Southern Road bus stop in Heidelberg when they were approached by the four male assailants. The male victim was struck with an iron bar and fell to the ground at which time the assailants attacked the female,…Details
On the 24-08-12 a female motorist was approached by two female assailants, shortly after parking her motor vehicle in a Heidelberg car park, who proceeded to physically assault her before stealing her motor vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries and the assailants were described as wearing hoodies and tracksuits. Victims of crime – support and…Details
On Friday the 24-08-12 at around 6.00 am a male assailant wearing a disguise smashed through the front door of the Hungry Jacks Restaurant in Burwood and then jumped the counter and threatened staff with a pair of scissors demanding they open the safe. The terrified staff were unable to open the safe and the…Details
On the 23-08-12 at around 12.45 am two male assailants armed with guns forced their way into a Deer Park home and demanded money from one of the three occupants. Money was handed over by a twenty-nine-year-old male victim who was then shot to the leg. The victim was later treated at the Royal Melbourne…Details
On Friday the 25-08-12 at around 11.15 pm a male victim was physically assaulted by a twenty-year-old male assailant outside Crown Casino. The victim sustained injuries to his upper body and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition. The assailant was arrested at the scene and bailed to appear at court on…Details
On the 23-08-12 at around 8.30 am a sixty-four-year-old man was driving along the Hume Highway through Craigieburn when a bullet was fired through his rear motor vehicle window causing it to shatter. The bullet was fired from nearby grasslands. Fortunately the driver was not physically injured. For support and advice call 1800 000 055…Details
On Thursday the 16-08-12 at around 5.00 pm in Altona a fifty-seven-year-old female victim was approached by a male aged around thirty years and of Middle Eastern appearance who attempted to start a conversation with her before attempting to indecently assault her. Police believe that the same assailant is responsible four other similar incidents that…Details
On the 21-08-12 at around 4.00 pm two teenage assailants were involved in an armed robbery of a Puckle Street shop. Police quickly arrested a nineteen-year-old male and a seventeen-year-old female at the Moonee Ponds train station and both have been remanded in custody. For support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On the 22-08-12 at around 3.00 am a male assailant aged around twenty-years entered the BP Petrol Station in Bayswater and demanded cash from the attendant. The assailant then proceeded to stab the attendant to his upper body before running away. The twenty-five-year-old victim was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. For financial support and…Details
On the 21-08-12 a fifteen-year-old female student from Melton High School was waiting for the morning school bus outside the Melton Shopping Centre when she was set up by three teenage assailants and physically assaulted. The young victim suffered from shock and bruising.
For support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On the 20-08-12 at around 2.30 pm two assailants armed with a knife stole cash from a Dandenong South furniture store. One of the assailants punched a staff member to the face who sustained minor facial injuries. The assailants have since been apprehended and charged by police and remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates…Details
For frontline police most recently Domestic Violence has increasingly been their focus with police statistics now showing domestic violence as the main driver of a surge in reported crimes against the person. Domestic disputes increased by 30% in 2010-11 to 41,000 with the number of domestic violence referrals to support agencies doubling in the past…Details
On Thursday the 20-08-12 at around 11.00 pm two men armed with a gun and a baton robbed the Fitzroy North Hotel. The offenders demanded money from a staff member in the gaming area who complied and handed over cash. The offenders then fled out the back door and a white coloured motor vehicle was…Details
On Friday the 17-08-12 at around 9.30 pm the thirty-one-year-old victim became involved in a verbal altercation in Dandenong with the drivers of two other motor vehicles. All three men alighted from their motor vehicles and the victim was then punched several times to the head requiring treatment from the Dandenong Hospital. If you have…Details
On Sunday the 19-08-12 at around 8.30 pm a fifteen-year-old boy was the victim of a robbery and physical assault in the Melbourne CBD. The victim was walking along Bourke Street when he was approached by several males who asked for the time and when the victim looked at his mobile phone for the time…Details
On the 19-08-12 at around 2.30 am a twenty-six-year-old male was approached by an unknown male assailant in South Yarra who proceeded to slash the victim to the neck with a box cutter. The assailant then fled and the attack was described as unprovoked. The victim was treated at The Alfred Hospital with serious injuries.…Details
On the 16-08-12 at around 7.40 pm a seventeen-year-old male was walking through Springvale when he was forced into a motor vehicle and assaulted by four teenage males. The assailants released the victim sometime later and he immediately reported the incident to the police. The police later that evening arrested four males aged from seventeen…Details
In Malaysia some 5,554 crime prevention clubs have been established in schools throughout the country. According to the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) educating children on crime was the best way to prevent them from becoming victims of crime. “Crime prevention is the best strategy to fight crime and what better way than to inculcate…Details