Violent assaults in Victoria have doubled over the past ten years whereas many other types of crime have remained constant.
  1. Violent assaults have been increasing by about %5 each year.
  2. Violent assaults peak in the warmer months.
  3. More males than females are victims of assault.
  4. People aged from 15 to 24 experienced the highest rates of assault.
  5. Females are far more likely to be assaulted by someone they know than are males.
  6. Almost half of all assaults occur in a dwelling and around one quarter on the street.

If you have been the victim of a violent assault in Victoria contact Victims of Crime Counselling and Compensation Services on Freecall 1800 000 055 for assistance and advice.

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