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Objections have been raised to both ‘domestic violence’ and ‘family violence’ (the terms most often used), as well as use of terms such as ‘victims’ of domestic violence. This background note generally uses use the term ‘domestic violence’ and refers to ‘victims’ of domestic violence as these are the most-commonly used and best understood of the alternatives.
The broader term ‘family violence’ is used in relation to Indigenous people, as it is the preferred term in many Indigenous communities.
For example, perpetrators’ alcohol and drug use, and victims’ experience of child abuse, pregnancy and separation may all increase the risk of domestic violence.
Financial stress, personal stress and lack of social support are also strong correlates of violence against women.
A total of 6 677 women aged between 18 and 69 years participated in the survey and provided information on their experiences of physical and sexual violence. More recent statistics are limited; for example, the ABS regularly releases Recorded crime—victims data, derived from administrative systems maintained by state and territory police.
It also covers policy approaches designed to prevent domestic violence, a survey of current Australian Government programs and initiatives and a review of future directions in domestic violence prevention.
A longitudinal analysis of alcohol outlet density found a relationship between alcohol availability and domestic violence.
Packaged liquor outlets that sell alcohol for off-premise consumption were particularly implicated. The ABS found that 49 per cent of women who had experienced an assault in the preceding 12 months where the perpetrator was male, stated that alcohol or drugs had contributed to the most recent incident. The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research found that 41 per cent of all incidents of domestic assault reported to the police between 20 were alcohol related.
This percentage varied, however, from a low of 35 per cent in Sydney, to a high of 62 per cent in Far Western NSW. At the most serious end of the spectrum, many intimate-partner homicides are alcohol related.
Between 20, 44 percent of intimate-partner homicides were alcohol related.
violence against women by their male partners is common, wide-spread and far-reaching in its impact.