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EXPERIENCE OF ANXIETY OR FEAR DUE TO PARTNER VIOLENCE

Men were less likely than women to experience fear or anxiety due to violence by both a current partner and a previous partner. Refer to Tables 20 and 21.

Graph Image for PERSONS WHO EXPERIENCED PARTNER VIOLENCE(a), Experienced anxiety or fear due to the violence by partner type by sex

Footnote(s): (a) Experienced partner violence since the age of 15.

Source(s): Personal Safety Survey, 2016



WOMEN'S EXPERIENCE OF ANXIETY OR FEAR DUE TO PARTNER VIOLENCE

Current partner
Nearly half of all women who experienced current partner violence, experienced anxiety or fear due to the violence (46% or 126,100).

Previous partner
Approximately two in three women who experienced previous partner violence felt anxiety or fear due to the violence (65% or 887,900). Half of these reported feeling anxiety or fear most or all of the time (50% or 446,900)Endnote 1.


MEN'S EXPERIENCE OF ANXIETY OR FEAR DUE TO PARTNER VIOLENCE

Refer to Table 21.

Current partner
An estimated 32% of men (*47,300) who experienced current partner violence felt anxiety or fear due to the violence. * This estimate has a Relative Standard Error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.

Previous partner
One in three men (29% or 116,000) who experienced previous partner violence felt anxiety or fear due to the violence.

ENDNOTES

Endnote 1

Frequency of anxiety or fear proportions provided in this section are produced from published figures in Table 21.