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Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia

In addition to providing a range of statistics regarding the overall incidence of family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, AIHW’s recent report ‘Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019’ focuses on the impact of violence within a number of vulnerable population groups. 

The report highlights both positive and negative trends relating to violence in Australia, including that;

  • population survey results indicate that the total rate of violence has declined significantly since 2005
  • population survey results indicate that the rate of partner and sexual violence has remained stable since 2005
  • the number of sexual violence victims recorded by police continues to rise
  • the number of women hospitalised due to family and domestic violence continues to rise
  • the number of people accessing specialist homelessness services due to family and domestic violence continues to rise
  • more Australians are recognising that non-physical behaviour is violence

For further information, click here to access the full report.

 

Reference:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019. Cat. no. FDV 3. Canberra: AIHW.