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The crime

The law in Victoria says that you are a victim of crime if you have suffered physical injury, emotional injury or financial loss because of a crime. 

You may have:

  • been injured in a violent attack
  • been the subject of physical assault or robbery
  • experienced family violence
  • experienced sexual assault
  • had a family member killed or injured as a result of a violent attack or culpable driving.

People who witness a crime and family members of an injured person can also be called victims of the crime, because they usually suffer some emotional distress as well.

It can be a difficult and confusing experience, but you don't have to deal with it alone.

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