Summary

Just over 20,000 people (20,111) were hospitalised in Australia in 2013–14 as a result of an assault, of which 31% (6,293) were women and girls. The overall rate of assault injury among women and girls was 56 cases per 100,000 population, compared with 121 for men.

Rates of assault among women and girls were higher in age groups from about 15–19 to 50–54 years (Figure 1) and the age group with the highest rate of assault was 30–34 years (113 cases per 100,000 population).