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Victims of crimes

Statistics

28 Sep 2017

Outlines crime trend in Victoria over the past year. Key points:

  • The number of offences recorded by police in the year to 30 June 2017 was 533,194. This is down 0.6% from 536,287 offences recorded in the same period last year.
  • Family incidents decreased in the year to 30
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Discussion paper

31 Aug 2017

On 7 July 2017 pursuant to section 5(2)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000, the Attorney-General, the Hon. Martin Pakula MP, provided the Victorian Law Reform Commission with supplementary terms of reference for the review on family violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance...

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Report

12 Jul 2017

The changing environment of policing and recent trends in crime have raised community concerns. New challenges in community safety require more than rhetoric and promises to bring about sustained change. Every Victorian should be entitled to feel safe at any time regardless of where they live or...

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Research report

23 May 2017

Aims: The primary aim was to see whether the Safer Pathway program is more effective in reducing domestic violence related offences (e.g. physical assault, threats of physical assault, intimidation) than the conventional response to such offences. The secondary aim was to...

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Discussion paper

17 May 2017

In Australia, sexual violence is recognised as a serious crime and an extreme violation of human rights in which the Australian Government has an obligation to exercise ‘due diligence’ in establishing effective measures to prevent, investigate and prosecute such cases of violence.

The...

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Research report

03 Mar 2017

Armed robbery exposes workers to serious harm in an environment where day-to-day safety is not normally a concern, and can have a wide range of negative consequences for employees. Victims may find it difficult to return to or cope at work.

This research examined a sample of 93 victims of...

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Research report

22 Nov 2016

The Victorian Law Reform Commission’s report on the role of victims of crime in the criminal trial process was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 22 November 2016. 

The victim’s role has evolved over the past three decades and the report takes an evolutionary approach in proposing...

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Guide

30 Aug 2016

This resource has information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted including:

  • What sexual assault means;
  • Getting medical help and counselling after a sexual assault;
  • Reporting to the police; and
  • Legal process and your rights.
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Research report

11 Jul 2016

The review identified options for addressing critical statistical data needs for a social investment approach, taking account of the impact and outcomes of crime. The Ministry of Justice wishes to ensure that the right information is available in a timely and efficient way – to inform better...

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Discussion paper

09 Feb 2016

On 10 November 2015, Victim Support Service (VSS) in partnership with Anglicare, hosted the ‘Improving Justice and Support for Child and Adolescent Victims of Crime’ Conference in Adelaide. This event involved a diverse group of almost 100 representatives from across the non-government and...

Research report

12 Aug 2015

Provides an analysis from the AIC’s Database of Victimisation Experiences (DoVE) of cases of common assault that are not related to domestic disputes or involving sexual assault.

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In 2012, there were 116,105 recorded victims of physical assault in New South...

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Statistics

22 Jul 2015

This publication presents national crime statistics relating to victims of a selected range of personal and household offences that have been recorded by police during a 12 month reference period. This publication provides a breakdown of the selected offences by victim characteristics (age and...

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Research report

18 Jun 2015

NOTE: See Related Content below for associated data tables for download.

Recorded crime statistics show that there were 458,027 offences recorded by Victoria Police in the year to March 2015, up 1.3% compared to the same period last year.

The crime rate was 7696.5...

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Research report

11 Jun 2015

This paper explains the Database of Victimisation Experiences, which provides qualitative information about the victim/survivor’s functioning prior to and after the act of violence.

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In 2013, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and Victim Services...

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Research report

13 Mar 2015

Introduction

This report summarises the key South Australian findings from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2013-14 (cat. no. 4530.0) which was released on 17 February 2015.

Crime Victimisation, Australia ...

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Research report

03 Sep 2014

Foreword: Once a trafficked person has exited an exploitative situation, they may require support to return and reintegrate into their chosen community. Using data contained in the International Organization for Migration Counter Trafficking Module, the recovery, return and...

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Research report

30 Jul 2014

This audit examined crime and safety issues in the Northern Territory urban communities of Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs to help inform effective strategies to reduce the actual and perceived risk of victimisation.

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This Special Report is a research...

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Research report

07 Jul 2014

Abstract: This paper uses information compiled from a broad range of sources to create an accurate and holistic picture of crime and criminal justice issues in Australia. Within this volume are the patterns and trends relating to specific crimes, victims, offenders, the location of criminal acts...

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Research report

02 Jul 2014

This paper reviews research around alcohol use in sexual assaults that are perpetrated in circumstances of socialising and sexual interactions.

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Alcohol is a common feature in many sexual assaults, particularly those committed in a social context....

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Research report

10 May 2014

People who have been sexually abused as children are two to three times more likely to be sexually revictimised in adolescence and/or adulthood. This paper explores the complex array of variables related to sexual revictimisation.

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There is a complex array...

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