Personal Safety Report Australia - Domestic Violence remain a national crisis
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Eight million Australians have experienced violence since the age of 15, according to new findings of the fourth Personal Safety Survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The results confirm that domestic, family and sexual violence remain a national crisis in Australia.
Headline findings show that since the age of 15 years old:
one in four women, and one in 14 men, have experienced intimate partner violence
one in five women, and one in 16 men, have experienced sexual violence
one in three women, and two in five men, have experienced physical violence
one in five women, and one in 15 men, have experienced stalking.
The Personal Safety Survey collected data from 12,000 Australian women and men on the form and extent of violence they had experienced since the age of 15. Only Australians over the age of 18 were surveyed.