Australian Bureau of Statistics
4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Feb 2014
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/02/2014
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Violence experienced by males has declined
In 2012 the incidence of violence (either physical or sexual) experienced in the past 12 months was higher for males (9%) than females (5%). However, the incidence of violence experienced by males had decreased from 11% in 2005.
In 2012, the highest incidence of violence (physical or sexual) experienced in the past 12 months was for 18-24 year old males and females. 268,500 (or 24%) males in this age group had experienced violence, while 137,400 (or 13%) 18-24 year old females had experienced violence.
Females 18 years and over were two and a half times more likely than males to have experienced violence from a partner (see note*) in the past 12 months (1.5% of all females compared to 0.6% of all males) and almost two and a half times more likely than males to have experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months (1.2% of all females compared to 0.5% of all males). In contrast, males (9%) were nearly twice as likely as females (5%) to have experienced physical violence in the previous 12 months.
Sentenced prisoners as at 2013,....men committing acts to cause injury and women committing illicit drug offences
In 2013, 21,628 or 93% of sentenced prisoners were male and 1,708 or 7% were female.
Of sentenced prisoners in 2013, acts intended to cause injury was the most common serious offence committed by males (17%), up from 12% in 2001. For females, illicit drug offences were the most common serious offence (18%), up from 11% in 2001.
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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