Australian Bureau of Statistics
4906.0 - Personal Safety, Australia, 2012
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/2013
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Australia's 18 to 24 year-olds most at risk of violence
Young people between the ages of 18 and 24 were the most likely group to have experienced some form of violence last year, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
"We found that over one in ten young women, and nearly one in four young men had experienced some form of violence during 2012." said Fiona Blackshaw from the ABS,
"Both men and women were more likely to have experienced physical violence than sexual violence. However, sexual violence was four times more common for women than men: 19 per cent of women had experienced sexual violence since the age of 15 compared to 4.5 per cent of men.
"We found that since the age of 15, men were more likely to have experienced violence from a stranger than by someone they knew, while the reverse was true for women.
"Women were more likely than men to have experienced violence by a partner since the age of 15: 17 per cent of women and 5.3 per cent of men had experienced violence by a partner. There's been no significant change in the proportion of men or women who experienced partner violence since 2005.
The term 'partner' in the Personal Safety Survey is used to describe a person the respondent lives with, or lived with at some point, in a married or de facto relationship.
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