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The statistics speak for themselves

Sadly the statistics about domestic violence and sexual assault are horrifying.

On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner. Bryant, W. & Bricknall, S. (2017). Homicide in Australia 2012-2014: National Homicide Monitoring Program report. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. Retrieved from: https://bit.ly/2ozctxh.

1 in 4 women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner since the age of 15. Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016. ABS cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS. Retrieved from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0

1 in 5 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15.  Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016. ABS cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS. Retrieved from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0

Almost 40% of women continued to experience violence from their partner while temporarily separated. Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016. ABS cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS. Retrieved from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0

1 in 6 women have experienced stalking since the age of 15. Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Personal Safety Survey 2016. ABS cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS. Retrieved from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0

1 in 19 Australian men has experienced physical abuse at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Australian Bureau of Statistics – 2012 Personal Safety Survey.

In 2014-2015 29 homicides related to domestic and family violence occurred in Queensland. Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026

In 2014-2015 a total of 71,775 incidents of domestic and family violence were reported to Queensland Police. Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026

Domestic and family violence as an issue for 71% of cases involving the death of a child with recent involvement with the child protection system. Queensland Child Death Case Review Committee report for 2013-2014

Domestic and family violence was identified as the major cause of homelessness and housing instability and has significant long-term impacts on the health and well-being of victims. Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026

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