4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2015  
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VICTIMS

This section on Victims includes the Key and Related series for the following Indicators:

Victims of violence and stalking
Victimisation rates



VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND STALKING


Key Series

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

2005
2012

'000
%
'000
%

Males
808.3
10.8
737.1
8.7
Females
443.8
5.8
467.3
5.3

(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) Males and females who experienced violence as a proportion of the total population for each sex.

Source: ABS Personal Safety, Australia (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
2012

'000
%
'000
%

Males
*27.9
*0.4
51.8
0.6
Females
114.4
1.5
132.5
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 who experienced violence from a partner as a proportion of total population for each sex.

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



EXPERIENCE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS (a)(b)(c), 18 years and over
2012

'000
%

Males
554.8
6.6
Females
1,297.0
14.8

(a) Sexual harassment includes incidents such as indecent phone calls, indecent exposure, indecent text, email or post, inappropriate comments and unwanted touching, grabbing, kissing or fondling.
(b) Persons who experienced more than one type of harassment are counted once in the total.
(c) Males and females who experienced harassment as a proportion of the total population for each sex.


Source: ABS Personal Safety Survey, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4906.0).



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

2012

'000
%

Males
184.1
2.2
Females
353.8
4.1

(a) Stalking includes various behaviours such as loitering and following, which the respondent believed were being undertaken with the intent to harm or frighten.
(b) Males and females who experienced stalking, as a percentage of the total population for each sex.

Source: ABS Personal Safety Survey, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4906.0).

For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the February 2014 release.


VICTIMISATION RATES


Key Series

VICTIMS AND VICTIMISATION RATE FOR PHYSICAL OR THREATENED PHYSICAL ASSAULT (a)(b), 15 years and over

2008-09
2013-14

'000
rate (%)
'000
rate (%)

Males
628.8
7.5
474.4
5.2
Females
436.4
5.1
392.7
4.2

(a) Includes assault and threatened physical assault (both face-to-face and non face-to-face incidents).
(b) Male and female victims of assault as a proportion of total population for each sex.

Source: ABS Crime Victimisation, Australia (cat. no. 4530.0).




Related Series

VICTIMS AND VICTIMISATION RATE FOR ROBBERY (a)(b), 15 years and over

2008-09
2013-14

'000
rate (%)
'000
rate (%)

Males
69.3
0.8
32.0
0.4
Females
27.4
0.3
31.0
0.3

(a) Estimates should be interpreted with caution, taking into consideration the associated Relative Standard Errors (see Crime Victimisation Survey Technical Note).
(b) Male and female victims of robbery as a proportion of total population for each sex.

Source: ABS Crime Victimisation, Australia (cat. no. 4530.0).


For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.


Definitions of the concepts presented above can be found in the Safety and Justice Glossary (under the Explanatory notes tab). More detailed information can be found in the Safety and Justice Data Cube (under the Downloads tab).