Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019
Jul 5, 2019
In June 2019 the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released a report titled "Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019". The report explores how common domestic and family violence is and the groups that are more vulnerable and disproportionately affected. The report also brings together recent data and statistics from multiple data sources in relation to who experience domestic and family violence, how many seek support and hospitalisation rates.
The key findings also show:
- Police recorded 25,000 sexual assaults in 2017
- 26,500 children aged 0-9 were assisted by specialist homelessness services due to domestic violence in 2017-2018
- 1 woman was killed every 9 days and 1 man every 29 days by a partner between 2014-15 and 2015-16;
- Indigenous people were 32 times as likely to be hospitalised for family violence as non-Indigenous people in 2016-17.