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4906.0 - Personal Safety, Australia, 2012  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/2013   
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Provides information from the 2012 Personal Safety Survey about the nature and extent of violence experienced by men and women aged 18 years and over since the age of 15. This includes their experience of sexual assault, sexual threat, physical assault and physical threat. It includes information about their experience of this violence by different types of male and female perpetrators (including current partner, previous partner, boyfriend/girlfriend or date, other known man or woman, and stranger).

Detailed information is provided for the most recent incident for each of the different types of violence by a male and by a female perpetrator. This includes information about the characteristics (such as the location, the involvement of alcohol or drugs), actions taken (help sought, contact with police) and consequences of violence (time off work) for their most recent incident for each of the different types of violence.

It also contains detailed information about men's and women's experience of current and/or previous partner violence such as frequency, actions taken (help sought, contact with police) and consequences (children witnessing, temporary/final separations from partner). Additional information on emotional abuse by a current and/or male/female previous partner is also provided.

It also collected related information about their lifetime experience of stalking, their experience of physical and sexual abuse before the age of 15 and general feelings of safety.


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