Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019: in brief
Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue. It affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds, but mainly women and children. This report explores the impact of family, domestic and sexual violence among vulnerable groups, including children, older people, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ people, and Indigenous Australians. It also looks at what is being done to fill important data gaps.
- 26,500 children aged 0–9 were assisted by specialist homelessness services due to domestic violence in 2017–18
- More than 30 calls a day were made to elder abuse helplines across Australia in 2017–18
- Police recorded 25,000 sexual assaults in 2017
- Indigenous people were 32 times as likely to be hospitalised for family violence as non-Indigenous people in 2016–17
SOURCE: AIHW. “Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia” AIHW, June 2019.
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