2.10 Community safety

This measure reports on: experience of personal injury or death as a result of violence; experience of threatened violence or a social setting in which violence is common; and experience of a social setting where there is a lack of security and a perception of danger (for example, where crimes against property or disorderly behaviour are common).

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Why is it important?

This measure reports on experience of personal injury or death as a result of violence, threatened violence or a social setting in which violence is common, and social settings where there is a lack of security and a perception of danger (AHMAC 2015). The level of violence experienced by Indigenous Australians is also experienced in a context of discrimination and markers of disadvantage such as low income, unemployment and substance abuse (Day et al. 2013).

Related measures

Data sources

  • General Social Survey
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
  • National Homicide Monitoring Program
  • National Hospital Morbidity Database
  • National Mortality Database

References

  • AHMAC 2015. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report. Canberra: AHMAC.
  • Day A, Francisco A, & Jones R 2013. Programs to improve interpersonal safety in Indigenous communities: evidence and issues. Issues paper no. 4. Produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Canberra: AIHW and Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.