ABC News, Updated
More than a third of sexual assaults and homicides recorded in Australia last year were domestic violence-related, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The 2015 crime statistics also show that there were 21,380 victims of sexual assault across the country, a rise of 3 per cent on the previous year, and a six year high.
- 7,464 people were sexually assaulted within a domestic relationship
- The majority of family-violence related victims were female
- Indigenous Australians are far more likely to be the victims of some crime
- Read more: here
- See also: Aboriginal mothers 17 times more likely to die from homicide, WA study finds