More than third of sexual assaults, homicides linked to domestic violence, ABS data shows

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.

Key points:

  • 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