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released: 12 Dec 2012 author: Pointer S & Kreisfeld R

This report describes episodes of hospitalised interpersonal violence in the 3 years (2002-03 to 2004-05) after the introduction of perpetrator coding in Australia in 2002. It also provides a technical demonstration of the type of analysis that is possible using perpetrator codes. During 2002-03 to 2004-05, 60,926 people were hospitalised and three-quarters of them were male. The most common reported type of interpersonal violence was Assault by bodily force, accounting for just over half of all cases (55%). Unspecified person was recorded as the perpetrator in 57% of cases aggregated over the 3 years.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-388-6; Cat. no. INJCAT 153; 71pp.; $17

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Hospitalised interpersonal violence and perpetrator coding, Australia 2002-05 (1.5MB PDF)

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Type of violence
      • Perpetrator coding
      • Interpersonal violence against women
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Definition of violence
      • Introduction of perpetrator codes
      • Methodology
    • 2 Interpersonal violence statistics in Australia
      • Victims of crime surveys
      • Personal safety survey
      • Summary
    • 3 Hospitalisations due to interpersonal violence
      • Overview
      • Age and sex distribution
      • Type of hospitalised interpersonal violence
      • Remoteness of usual residence
      • Nature of injury
      • Length of stay
      • Died in hospital
      • Place of occurrence
      • Perpetrator
      • Summary
    • 4 Interpersonal violence against women
      • Introduction
      • Overview
      • Assault by sharp object
      • Assault by blunt object
      • Assault by bodily force
      • Sexual assault by bodily force
      • Other maltreatment syndromes
      • Summary
    • 5 Interpersonal violence against older people
      • Introduction
      • Overview
      • Type of interpersonal violence
      • Nature of injury
      • Perpetrator
      • Place of occurrence
      • Summary
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data issues
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Pointer S & Kreisfeld R 2012. Hospitalised interpersonal violence and perpetrator coding, Australia 2002-05. Injury research and statistics series no. 77. Cat. no. INJCAT 153. Canberra: AIHW.

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