Domestic and family violence

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Decorative only

The following is a snapshot of key domestic and family violence statistics in Australia.

Who is affected?

Women

Indigenous women

LGBTIQ+ people

78% of LGBTIQ + reported abuse is psychological

Regional and Remote women

Men

Contextual drivers

There are myriad of interrelated contributing factors to instances of domestic violence, including:

Contextual Drivers

These are further exacerbated by:

These factors are not linear, but represent cyclical, interrelated and often intergenerational factors.

Three-quarters of all instances of domestic violence are repeat offences (Crime Statistics Agency, Predictors of recidivism among police recorded family violence perpetrators)

In particular, young offenders are more likely to re-offend than older ones (Crime Statistics Agency, Predictors of recidivism among police recorded family violence perpetrators)

Sources

NB: These statistics were accurate at the time of compilation, July 2018

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