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Intimate partner violence against people with disability in Australia - Fact Sheet No. 4

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posted on 23.09.2020 by GEORGINA SUTHERLAND, LAUREN KRNJACKI, ANNE KAVANAGH, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, JEN HARGRAVE, MELLISSA KAVENAGH, Anne-Marie Bollier
In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence by a partner than people without disability.


This fact sheet is part of a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women aged 18-64 years. Intimate partner violence (sometimes called domestic violence) is generally described as abuse that happens in the context of a current or former intimate partner relationship (married, living with or dating). Data are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Personal Safety Survey where people have reported on their experience of violence in the last 12 months and since the age of 15. We recognise that not all people with disability are represented in this survey and that experiences of violence are under-reported.


The Violence and Disability Fact Sheets were produced by the team at the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) and funded by the Melbourne Disability Institute.


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