Violence against women: Key statistics

Wednesday, 14th May 2014

These Fast Facts include rates of violence against women and men and key statistics about women’s experiences of violence.

ANROWS, in collaboration with Our Watch (formerly the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children), has developed infographics summarising key statistics on women’s experiences of domestic and family violence and sexual assault.

The information is drawn largely from the 2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey. It shows that 1 in 3 women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15, while 1 in 5 have experienced sexual violence. The perpetrators of violence against women and violence against men are overwhelmingly men.