Crime in Victoria

  • Protect Victoria will be holding a rally this Sunday at The Grange Village Park in Caroline Springs. The group, formed earlier this year following the Bourke Street car attack, now has more than 30,000 Facebook members and is anticipating over 1000 people to attend the rally.

    Protect Victoria pushes for harsher penalties for serious violent crime, particularly for repeat offenders. Founder, Mr Bradford, believes that people are fed up with the soft system we have at the moment and has created a petition asking the government to conduct a full review and overhaul of the Victorian judicial system and to provide a tougher alternative to its policies around crime and youth detention. He believes that people are simply fed up with crime and want to see change brought about and that we need change now and that’s only going to come with people power.

    Victims of crime for assistance & advice call (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:30

    Protect Victoria Rally – 19-11-17

  • On the 10-11-17 between 10.30am and 11.00amva twenty-one-year-old male offender proceeded to assault seven victims at the Hub Arcade on Lonsdale Street in Dandenong. One of the victims was a seventy-six-year-old woman who was struck to the head causing her to lose consciousness. The offender was charged with affray and remanded at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today. Dandenong police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact them.

    If you have been a victim of crime call (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email support@victimsofcrime.com.au for assistance.

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    Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:40

    Assaults – Dandenong

  • On the 12-11-17 at around 11.00pm three male offenders smashed through the front door of a home on Lawson Street in Hampton and once inside were confronted by the sixty-five-year-old male homeowner. The three offenders proceeded to assault the victim before running away along Smith Street.  The elderly male victim sustained head injuries and was treated in hospital. The offenders were all described as tall and wearing hooded jumpers.

    Victims of crime for assistance & advice call (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

     

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    Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:30

    Aggravated Burglary – Hampton

  • On the 05-11-17 at around 4.10pm a fifty-one-year-old woman was walking along the Gardiners Creek Trail in Burwood when she passed an unknown man walking in the opposite direction. The male then from behind forced her to the ground while punching and scratching at her face. Two bystanders who witnessed the attack came the victim’s rescue pushing the offender off her who then fled. The victim, who was from Box Hill South, sustained a fractured nose and serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital. The offender is perceived to be of Southern European appearance and about 188cm tall with short thick black hair and a muscular build and was wearing a blue t-shirt with light coloured pants and brown shoes. Whitehorse CIU detectives are investigating the serious assault.

    If you have been the victim of a physical assault, armed robbery, domestic violence, road rage, aggravated burglary or other serious violent crime in Victoria, Australia, contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services for immediate and professional advice and support on (03) 9415 9492 or complete our enquiry form at www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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    Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:24

    Assaulted – Burwood

  • On the 02-11-17 at around 7.40 pm a twenty-year-old Pascoe Vale man met with two men on Gellibrand Street in Kew whom he had spoken with via a classifieds website . The three then sat inside a motor vehicle before one of the offenders produced a machete slashing the victim to his neck. The two offenders then fled with an amount of money in a white older model Holden Commodore and were described as being African appearance and aged in their early to mid-twenties.

    If you have been a victim of crime call (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email support@victimsofcrime.com.au for assistance.

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    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:08

    Armed Robbery – Kew

  • On the 02-11-17 at around 2.30pm a twenty-year-old female was approached by three men while walking her dog along Guthridge Parade in Sale. One of the men made a remark to the woman in relation to her T-shirt, which contained the slogan “Born fabulous, not straight” before punching her to the face and all three offenders then fleeing. The offenders were described as aged in their late teens to early twenties and wearing black jeans and black/grey hooded jumpers. The female victim sustained a bloody nose as a result of the assault.

    Victims of crime for assistance & advice call (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

     

     

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    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:05

    Assault – Sale

  • ONE crime victim every week is complaining about the long wait for desperately needed financial help to recover from their ordeal.

    Some victims of crime are waiting up to two years to be compensated, it has been revealed.

    Victims of Crime Commissioner Greg Davies said his office received a complaint every week from a victim about their claim.

    “We get more complaints about VOCAT (Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal) claims than any other,” he said.

    The high number of complaints had led the Commissioner to believe there was a systemic issue.

    That is why his office plans to make a submission to a Victorian Law Reform Commission review into the tribunal.

    Mr Davies said he had seen some victims languish for more than two years while waiting for their application to be approved, while on average it took nine months.

    “It takes nine months to create a human being, surely we can have a victim of violent crime assisted through VOCAT in weeks or one or two months,” he said.

    “The lengthy delay was usually not due to VOCAT itself.

    “It appears that most of the delay is caused by incomplete claims, whether done by the applicant or the legal representative.”

    Decorated former homicide squad detective Ron Iddles revealed the delay in his first report as Victoria’s community safety trustee.

    He has demanded an overhaul of the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, which was set up in 1997.

    “Currently, on average, it takes around nine months to finalise an application, and some matters span more than two years,” he writes.

    “If the approach is ‘victims first’, then the current process warrants review, in the interests of quick resolution for victims,” Mr Iddles said.

    He report stated that the “limited capacity” of the Victims of Crime Commissioner’s office was a “matter for consideration moving forward”.

    The office only has two full time staff to assist victims.

    But $3.41m has been committed over four years and would enable the office to hire one more full time staff member this financial year.

    A primary victim may be awarded up to $60,000 for reasonable expenses incurred in recovering from the crime, and special assistance of up to $10,000; secondary and related victims may be awarded up to $50,000

    Victims of crime for prompt assistance & advice call (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:52

    Violent crime victims waiting for desperately needed financial help

  • On the 19-10-17 at around 7.00 pm a seventeen-year-old male was walking along Maramba Drive, near the intersection of Deanswood Way, in Narre Warren when he was approached by three males, one wearing a mask, who proceeded to physically assault him, punching and kicking him to the ground. The offenders demanded that the victim hand over his bag and when he refused he was kicked to the head. The victim then handed over his bag and the offenders fled along Kendall Avenue. A female motorist noticed the incident and pursued the group in her motor vehicle before confronting them and retrieving the bag. The bag was then returned to the victim however cash and a laptop were missing. The offenders were described as being in their late teens and of Asian and Middle Eastern appearance.

    Victims of crime for assistance & advice call (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:18

    Assault & Robbery – Narre Warren

  • On the 16-10-17 at around 2.15 am a thirty-four-year-old male resident of a home on Cooke Road in Mitcham went outside to investigate noises. Once outside the victim was soon confronted by four male offenders who pursued him down the street before assaulting and repeatedly stabbing him to his legs. The assailants then fled and the victim was treated in hospital. Box Hill detectives are investigating the stabbing and appealing for any public assistance.

    Victims of crime for assistance & advice call (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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    Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:35

    Stabbing – Mitcham

  • On the 09-10-17 just before 8.00 pm a twenty-five-year-old man was walking back towards his Toyota Hiace van in Rye when he was approached by a male offender armed with a knife. The offender stole the victim’s van and drove off with it. It is believed that the same offender only minutes earlier had attempted to carjack a vehicle with a nineteen-year-old woman inside on nearby Point Nepean Road. The offender is perceived to be Caucasian, around 183cm in height, stocky build, tanned complexion and dark hair and wearing jeans, runners and a dark-coloured hoodie.

    If you have been the victim of a carjacking, physical assault, armed robbery, domestic violence, road rage, aggravated burglary or other serious violent crime in Victoria, Australia, contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services for immediate and professional advice and support on (03) 9415 9492 or complete our enquiry form at www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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    Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:07

    Carjacking – Rye

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