Crime rates for family and domestic violence

Incidents of family or domestic violence can be reported to police. Examining crime rates for family and domestic violence makes it possible to compare how often police are engaged in response to incidents of family and domestic violence over time and across different population groups in the Australian community. Data on crime rates for family and domestic violence in Australia are drawn from the ABS Recorded Crime - Victims collection, which is based on crimes reported to police in each state and territory.

The visualisation below  allows users to explore crime rates for selected family and domestic violence offences recorded by police per 100,000 people, by sex over time. Changes in crime rates may be due to changes in reporting behaviour, increased awareness about forms of violence, changes to police practices, and/or an increase in incidents.

Victims of family and domestic violence crimes, by sex, 2014-2020

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Indigenous family and domestic violence

The visualisation below allows users to explore the number and rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of select family and domestic violence offences recorded by police per 100,000 Indigenous Australians, over time for states and territories where data is available.

Indigenous victims of family and domestic violence crimes, by state and territories, 2014-2020

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Family and domestic violence sexual assault

The visualisation below allows users to explore the number and proportion of sexual assaults recorded by police, by several characteristics (sex of victim, state and territory in which the incident was reported, age at incident, time to report and relationship of offender to victim).

Characteristics of family and domestic violence sexual assaults, 2020

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Family and domestic assault

The visualisation below allows users to explore the number and proportion of family and domestic assaults recorded by police in 2020, by several characteristics (sex of victim, state and territory in which the incident was reported, age at report, setting where crime occurred and relationship of offender to victim).

Characteristics of family and domestic assaults, 2020

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Family and domestic homicide

The visualisation below  allows users to explore the number and proportion of family and domestic homicides recorded by police, by several characteristics (sex of victim, state and territory in which the incident was reported, age at report, setting where crime occurred and relationship of offender to victim).

Characteristics of family and domestic homicide, 2020

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