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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.
Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story, 2019: in brief is a companion to this report.
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 2017–18
More than 30 calls a day were made to elder abuse helplines across Australia in 2017–18
Indigenous people were 32 times as likely to be hospitalised for family violence as non-Indigenous people in 2016–17
Building a comprehensive picture of family, domestic and sexual violence requires information to be drawn from many different data sources (See Figure 1.1). The AIHW’s Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia reports bring together a range of national data collections and surveys to report on prevalence, responses and impacts of family, domestic and sexual violence. Further information on these data sources is available in this online FDSV data compendium to assist researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners.
The FDSV data compendium provides information about the key organisations and agencies that publish family, domestic, and sexual violence statistics. The compendium supplements the information available on the ABS’ Directory of family, domestic and sexual violence statistics, 2018. Further information is available on the ABS Directory.
The AIHW is data custodian for several administrative collections and surveys that capture information about FDSV. A summary of the key features of these AIHW data collections are included in this FDSV data compendium and further details are available on the AIHW’s data catalogue.
Further information on the metadata and data standards used in these data collections.
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