1. One in three women have experienced physical and or sexual violence perpetrated by someone know to them.
2. Domestic and family violence is the principal cause of homelessness for women and their children.
3. Indigenous women and girls are 35 times more likely than the wider female population to be hospitalised due to family violence.
4. In Australia, one in four children are exposed to domestic violence.
5. 2 in 5 assaults reported to police in 2016 were family or domestic violence- related.
6. 1 in 3 victims of sexual assault that reported to police were assaulted by an intimate partner or family member in 2016.
7. A woman killed by her partner is most likely to be killed in her home.
8. Women who have experienced intimate partner violence face hiher health costs.
9. Intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44.
10.Statistics indicate the rate of domestic violence is higher in rural and regional areas.
11. Exposure to domestic violence is a recognised form of child abuse.
12. Childhood exposure to intimate partner violence increases a child’s risk of developing mental health, behavioural and learning difficulties.
13. Domestic violence reduces an employee’s ability to perform tasks in the workplace.
14. Violence against women is estimated to cost the Australian economy $21.7 billion a year.