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DVRCV Living In Fear Infographic 2017

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DVRCV Living In Fear Infographic 2017

  1. 1. 1 in 4 Australian women experience intimate partner violence Victoria Police family violence incident reports are going up 2012 2013 2014 20162015 47k 59k 64k 69k 77k One woman is killed in Australia by a partner or ex almost every week 1 8 22 2 9 1615 25 5 17 24 3 11 18 12 19 26 6 13 27 7 14 21 28 Children are present in 1 out of every 3 family violence cases reported to police 3 women are hospitalised each week in Australia with a traumatic brain injury caused by their partner or ex death, Intimate partner violence contributor Victorian women the is in leading & illness disabilityto aged 15–44 Aboriginal women are 35x more likely to be hospitalised by family violence than other women 35x A woman faces an increased risk of being killed or seriously injured when she leaves or is separating from an abusive partner CALD women face additional barriers to safety: language isolation strict cultural beliefs fear of police & courts immigration risks financial support Violence against women costs the Australian economy 2009 $13.6b 2015 $21.7b Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without 2x 33% are escaping family violence Of clients accessing specialist homelessness services … Sources (from top, left to right): 1. Cox, 2015; 2. Cussen & Bryant, 2015; 3. Department of Human Services, Victoria, 2012; 4. Brain Injury Australia, 2015; 5. Crime Statistics Agency, 2016; 6. Crime Statistics Agency, 2016; 7. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework Report, 2012; 8.Women With Disabilities Victoria, 2014; 9. Dimopoulos & Assifiri, 2004; 10. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014; 11. VicHealth, 2004; 12. PwC, 2015. © 2016 Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria More information: www.dvrcv.org.au Livinginfear DVRCV FACTS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE 2017

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