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WA Violence Prevention Initiatives

WA Violence Prevention Initiatives

By Know Injury • November 7th, 2019

In Australia, one in six women and one in sixteen men have experienced at least one incident of violence by a partner.1 In 2018, there were 37 homicides related to family and domestic violence in Western Australia (WA).2 To highlight the incidence of family and domestic violence in WA, the key drivers behind its prevalencemore…

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By Know Injury • October 8th, 2019

                                            Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase,more…

Homelessness and injury

By Know Injury • October 7th, 2019

On any given night in Western Australia, approximately 9,000 people are homeless. With family and domestic violence being the number one reason that people seek homelessness assistance in WA and 1 in 6 people who present to Royal Perth Hospital’s Homelessness Team having a primary diagnosis of injury, injury is both a driver of homelessnessmore…

2019 Western Australian Falls Report

By Know Injury • September 23rd, 2019

Through the Stay On Your Feet® program, Injury Matters has developed the inaugural Western Australian Falls Report. This report provides one document that captures the incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations, emergency department attendances and ambulance transportations due to falls in WA. The findings indicate that a Western Australian dies from a fall every 26 hours,more…

Preventing violence against women

By Know Injury • September 9th, 2019

On average, a woman is killed by a partner or former partner every week in Australia.1 To support women impacted by relationship and family violence in Geraldton, Desert Blue Connect provides counselling, support, advocacy and crisis accommodation for women impacted by violence. In addition to providing support to women who are affected by violence, Desertmore…