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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Keeping safe

Keeping safe

Your safety is important and, if you are affected by crime, there are things you can do 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.