Violent Crimes

A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. This entails crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as crimes in which violence is the means to an end such as robbery. Violent crimes include crimes committed with and without weapons.

CRIMLAW lawyers and accredited criminal law specialists deal with some of the most serious crimes which are committed in Australia such as murder, manslaughter, grievous bodily harm and assault, as well as some of the less violent areas of crime such as fraud, theft and other types of property crimes.

The Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC) document published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics does not have a single category for violent crime. Rather, violent crime is classified under a number of different categories that often indicate a range of both violent and non-violent behaviour. The categories include:

  • HOMICIDE and related offences covering MURDER (including conspiracies and attempts) MANSLAUGHTER and driving causing death.
  • Acts intended to cause injury such as ASSAULT as well as other acts.
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT and related offences including non-assaultive SEXUAL OFFENCES such as those against a child.
  • ABDUCTION and related offences such as KIDNAPPING, deprivation of liberty or false imprisonment.
  • ROBBERY, EXTORTION and related offences such as BLACKMAIL.


If you have been charged with a violent crime it is vital you find the best criminal lawyers in Sydney to defend your case. At CRIMLAW our experienced lawyers and accredited criminal law specialists will structure a comprehensive criminal defence that is targeted at enhancing your chances of a successful outcome.

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