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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2013   
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VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, HARASSMENT AND STALKING



KEY SERIES


EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS (a)(b), 18 years and over

2005

'000
%

Males
808.3
10.8
Females
443.8
5.8


(a) Violence includes physical and sexual violence. Physical violence includes physical assault and physical threat or attempts, and sexual violence includes sexual assault and sexual threats.
(b) Male and female who experienced of violence as a proportion of the total population for each sex.

Source: ABS Personal Safety Survey, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 4906.0).





RELATED SERIES



EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE FROM A PARTNER DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS (a)(b)(c), 18 years and over
2005

'000
%

Males
*27.9
*0.4
Females
114.4
1.5

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
(a) Violence includes physical and sexual violence. Physical violence includes physical assault and physical threat or attempts, and sexual violence includes sexual assault and sexual threats.
(b) Includes both current and previous partner.
(c) Males and females victims of violence from a partner as a proportion of total persons for each sex.

Source: ABS data available on request, Personal Safety Survey, 2005.



EXPERIENCE OF HARASSMENT DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS (a)(b)(c), 18 years and over
2005

'000
%

Males
864.3
11.6
Females
1,459.5
19.0

(a) Harassment includes incidents such as obscene phone calls, indecent exposure, inappropriate comments about body or sex life and unwanted sexual touching.
(b) Persons who experienced more than one type of harassment are counted once in the total.
(c) Male and female who experienced harassment as a proportion of the total population for each sex.


Source: ABS Personal Safety Survey, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 4906.0).




EXPERIENCE OF STALKING DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS (a)(b), 18 years and over
2005

'000
%

Males
110.7
1.5
Females
195.4
2.5

(a) Stalking includes various activities such as loitering and following, which the respondent believed were being undertaken with the intent to harm or frighten.
(b) Male and female victims of stalking, as a percentage of the total population for each sex.

Source: ABS Personal Safety Survey, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 4906.0).




For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)



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