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New NSW data on domestic violence and suicide released

The NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Team has published the first stage findings of their review of all completed suicides in NSW in the 6-month period July to December 2013 with a view to reporting preliminary prevalence and demographic data, histories of police reported domestic violence and suicides where domestic violence perpetration or victimisation or separation was identifiable as a triggering or proximal event.

The image above shows the number of males and females who committed suicide during this period who were identified by Police as having been victims (or victim/perpetrators) of domestic and/or family violence.

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