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

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

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Get help

Get help

The Victorian Government’s Victims of Crime Helpline offers information, advice and support for you and your family.
Get help

Get help

The Victorian Government’s Victims of Crime Helpline offers information, advice and support for you and your family.
Types of crime

Types of crime

There are many different types of crime. This website focuses on crimes against the person, such as violent attacks, robberies, family violence and sexual assault.
How to report a crime

How to report a crime

There are a number of ways to report a crime. If you feel uncomfortable, ask a friend or family member to be with you for support or contact the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 819 817 to talk about your options.
Keeping safe

Keeping safe

As a victim of crime, your safety is important and there are things that can be done to help improve it.
Get help

Get help

The Victorian Government’s Victims of Crime Helpline offers information, advice and support for you and your family.
Get help

Get help

The Victorian Government’s Victims of Crime Helpline offers information, advice and support for you and your family.
Types of crime

Types of crime

There are many different types of crime. This website focuses on crimes against the person, such as violent attacks, robberies, family violence and sexual assault.
Keeping safe

Keeping safe

As a victim of crime, your safety is important and there are things that can be done to help improve it.