Violence against women: Accurate use of key statistics
A quick reference guide to key statistics on violence against women in Australia for use by the media and other commentators, including government officials, academics, sector leaders and community advocates.
Note: This is a 2018 ANROWS resource with an update planned in 2024. Please check original data sources for updated statistics.
This resource is aimed at ensuring that these statistics are interpreted with care and is based on the most reliable data available in the field.
While this resource highlights Australia’s data on violence against women, it is important to recognise the individual stories of courage, hope and resilience that form the backdrop of these statistics.
Caution: Some people may find parts of this content confronting or distressing.
Recommended support services include: 1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732, Lifeline – 13 11 14