Over the past ten years the incidence of armed robbery at Service Stations has steadily increased in Australia.

In 2009 around 10% of all armed robberies were of service stations.

Services Stations are more likely to be targeted at night by one offender with an average age of twenty-three-years and using a knife.

Extended trading hours, high volume of cash transactions and isolation are attributing factors.

Victims of such crimes, such as Services Station Attendants, are entitled to make a Crimes Compensation application, as are victims of any other similar crimes as well as a Workcover claim. Call Victims of Crime Counselling Services on Freecall 1800 000 055 for further assistance.

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