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Places and perpetrators of violence against people with disability in Australia - Fact Sheet No.5

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posted on 04.04.2022, 01:28 by GEORGINA SUTHERLANDGEORGINA SUTHERLAND, LAUREN KRNJACKILAUREN KRNJACKI, JEN HARGRAVEJEN HARGRAVE, ANNE KAVANAGHANNE KAVANAGH, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Sully AlexSully Alex, Anne-Marie BollierAnne-Marie Bollier

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence* from someone they know than by a stranger.


This fact sheet is the final in a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women aged 18-64 years. Data are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Personal Safety Survey. Data are based on reporting of individual’s most recent incident of violence. We recognise that not all people with disability are

represented in this survey and that experiences of violence are under-reported.


*Violence includes physical or sexual violence, emotional abuse, intimate partner violence, stalking and/or harassment.


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.



www.credh.org.au


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NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health

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