Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health, welfare and social issue that can have lifelong impacts for victims and people who use violence (perpetrators). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Personal Safety Survey, 2.2 million Australians have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a partner and 3.6 million Australians have experienced emotional abuse from a partner. About 2.2 million Australians have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15.
2.2 million Australians have experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or previous partner
Over 2 million Australian adults have experienced sexual violence at least once since the age of 15
There were 29,210 people who had a FDV hospital stay from 2010–11 to 2017–18.
Around 1 in 8 people who had a FDV hospital stay, had more than one.
Females were more likely than males to have more than one FDV hospital stay (14% compared with 9%).