REFERENCES FOR THE LATEST DATA FROM THE ABS & AIC

REFERENCES

Four data sources were used for our Infographic. They reference the same data sources used to produce the ANROWS fact sheet about violence against women.

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013). Personal Safety Survey, Australia, 2012 (Cat. No. 4906.0). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  2. Bryant W & Cussen T (2015). Homicide in Australia: 2010–11 to 2011–12 National Homicide Monitoring Program annual report. Monitoring report no. 23. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2005). Personal Safety, Australia, 2005 (Reissue) (Cat. No. 4906.0). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011). Customised Report. Data for: Greg Andresen. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

REFERENCED STATISTICS

75 males were killed in domestic homicide incidents between 2010-2012. Source: Bryant W & Cussen T (2015), page 17.

DURING THE PERIOD 2010-2012:

2 in 5 victims of domestic homicide were male (38.3%). Source: Bryant W & Cussen T (2015), page 17. There were 75 male and 121 female victims.

Almost 1 in 4 victims of intimate partner homicide were male (23.9%). Source: Bryant W & Cussen T (2015), page 17. There were 26 male and 83 female victims.

BEFORE THE AGE OF 15:

2 in 5 persons who experienced physical and/or sexual abuse were male (39.0%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 31 EXPERIENCE OF PARTNER VIOLENCE SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Whether experienced physical and/or sexual abuse before the age of 15. 1,067,700 males and 1,668,400 females experienced abuse before the age of 15.

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS:

1 in 3 persons who experienced violence from a current partner were male (33.3%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 3 EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, Relationship to perpetrator. 33,100* males and 66,200 females experienced violence from a current partner during the last 12 months.

Almost 1 in 4 persons who experienced violence from a previous partner were male (22.0%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 3 EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, Relationship to perpetrator. 18,700* males and 66,300 females experienced violence from a previous partner during the last 12 months.

Almost 1 in 3 persons who experienced violence from a boyfriend/girlfriend or date were male (27.9%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 3 EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, Relationship to perpetrator. 26,600* males and 68,700 females experienced violence from a boyfriend/girlfriend or date during the last 12 months.

1 in 2 persons who experienced violence from a known person were male (49.0%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 3 EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, Relationship to perpetrator. 333,200 males and 346,400 females experienced violence from known persons during the last 12 months.

More than 1 in 3 persons who experienced emotional abuse by a partner were male (37.1%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 32 EXPERIENCE OF PARTNER EMOTIONAL ABUSE, Type of partner. 239,900 males and 406,800 females experienced emotional abuse by a partner during the last 12 months.

Half these males experienced anxiety or fear due to the emotional abuse (46.1%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 33 EXPERIENCE OF PARTNER EMOTIONAL ABUSE(a) SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Whether experienced anxiety or fear due to emotional abuse. 591,300 males experienced anxiety or fear due to partner emotional abuse from female current partners, male previous partners or female previous partners, since the age of 15. 1,283,700 males in total had experienced partner emotional abuse from female current partners, male previous partners or female previous partners, since the age of 15.

1 in 3 persons who experienced stalking were male (34.2%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 34 EXPERIENCE OF STALKING, Sex of perpetrator. 184,100 males and 353,800 females experienced stalking during the last 12 months.

Almost 1 in 3 persons who experienced sexual assault were male (29.6%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 1 EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE, Type of violence. 37,000* males and 87,800 females experienced sexual assault during the last 12 months.

Almost 1 in 3 persons who experienced selected types of sexual harassment were male (30.0%). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 35 EXPERIENCE OF SELECTED TYPES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. 554,800 males and 1,297,000 females experienced selected types of sexual harassment during the last 12 months.

Almost 10% of all males experienced violence. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 1 EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE, Type of violence. 737,100 males and 467,300 females experienced violence during the last 12 months out of a total population of 8,466,200 males and 8,735,400 females.

Since the previous ABS Personal Safety Survey (2005) there has been a large increase in the number of males reporting current partner and dating violence since the age of 15 (a 175% rise in current partner violence and a 140% rise in boyfriend/girlfriend or date violence). Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 4 EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Relationship to perpetrator. 119,600 males in 2012 experienced violence from a current partner and 313,700 males experienced violence from a boyfriend/girlfriend or date since the age of 15. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2005), Table 2 EXPERIENCE OF HARASSMENT, STALKING OR VIOLENCE, Since the age of 15. 68,100 males in 2005 experienced violence from a current partner since the age of 15.. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011), Table 5: Men's and Women's experience of violence by type of perpetrator since the age of 15 and in the last 12 months. 224,100 males in 2005 experienced violence from a boyfriend/girlfriend or date since the age of 15.

The vast majority of partner and dating violence committed against men is perpetrated by females (94%). Only 6% occurs in relationships with a male perpetrator. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 6 EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Relationship to perpetrator by sex of perpetrator. 26,500* males experienced violence from a male partner and 427,900 males experienced violence from a female partner since the age of 15. 18,700** males experienced violence from a boyfriend or male date and 295,100 males experienced violence from a girlfriend or female date since the age of 15.

MEN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED PARTNER VIOLENCE ARE:

2 to 3 times more likely than women to have never told anybody about experiencing current and/or previous partner violence. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 23 EXPERIENCE OF PARTNER VIOLENCE(a) SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Whether ever told anyone about partner violence. 54.1% of males and 25.6% of females have never told anyone about violence by their current partner since the age of 15. 20.9% of males and 6.7% of females have never told anyone about violence by their previous partner since the age of 15.

Twice as likely as women to have never sought advice or support about experiencing current and/or previous partner violence. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 24 EXPERIENCE OF PARTNER VIOLENCE(a) SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Advice and support seeking behaviours. 70.3% of males and 39.0% of females have never sought advice or support about violence by their current partner since the age of 15. 47.6% of males and 23.9% of females have never sought advice or support about violence by their current partner since the age of 15.

Up to 40% more likely than women to have not contacted police about experiencing current and/or previous partner violence. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 25 EXPERIENCE OF CURRENT PARTNER VIOLENCE(a) SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Police involvement. 94.7% of males and 80.2% of females did not contact police about violence by their current partner since the age of 15. Table 26 EXPERIENCE OF PREVIOUS PARTNER VIOLENCE(a) SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Police involvement. 80.0% of males and 57.6% of females did not contact police about violence by their previous partner since the age of 15.

Half as likely as women to have had a restraining order issued against the perpetrator of previous partner violence. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Table 26 EXPERIENCE OF PREVIOUS PARTNER VIOLENCE(a) SINCE THE AGE OF 15, Police involvement. 22.6%* of males and 50.4% of females had a restraining order issued against their previous partner since the age of 15.

* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
** Estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use