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As a victim of crime, making decisions can be difficult and confusing. It is important to know how or where to get information and support. During this difficult time, it is vital that a victim is treated with courtesy, compassion and respect.

The Government of Western Australia is committed to responding to the needs of victims of crime, and those who are indirectly affected by that crime, such as families, friends and/or colleagues.

This website is an initiative of the Victims of Crime Reference Group and the State Government. It is designed to help victims of crime, their families and others by providing answers to the most commonly asked questions and issues encountered.

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New weapons in the fight against strangulation

New weapons in the fight against strangulationThe amount of pressure in a handshake is greater than the pressure it takes to block the blood vessels and airway in the neck.

Research shows perpetrators who suffocate and strangle their victims are SEVEN times more likely to go on and kill them.

Learn more about the new offence of suffocation and strangulation.

For details of 24-hour support services and other useful resources, please visit the Department of Communities Family and Domestic Violence Help page.

 

Services for victims of crime

Important COVID-19 information for visitorsDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Justice is working to maintain services for victims of crime. Victims of crime are asked to contact the Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime on 9264 9877 in the first instance and they will be directed to the service they need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

WA's new Persistent Family Violence FAQs

In June this year, State Parliament passed the Family Violence Legislation Reform Act 2020 (the Act) which makes significant changes to the way the justice system will deal with family and domestic violence in Western Australia.

[04/12/2020]

WA's new Suffocation and Strangulation Laws FAQs
In June this year, State Parliament passed the Family Violence Legislation Reform Act 2020 (the Act) which makes significant changes to the way the justice system will deal with family and domestic violence in Western Australia. [04/12/2020]

New laws target strangulation, family violence
Choking or suffocating an intimate partner is a critical form of family and domestic violence that becomes a specific criminal offence from 1 October 2020. [05/10/2020]

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