Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Domestic violence​ statistics for NSW

Domestic violence is a serious problem which impacts many NSW families. In 2021-22 an estimated 1.5 per cent of Australian women aged 18 years and over experienced violence by an intimate partner in the past 12 months.  It is estimated that 1 in 4 women (27%), and 1 in 8 men (12%) in Australia experienced violence by an intimate partner or family member since the age of 15 years (ABS Personal Safety Survey 2021-22).

​DV TRENDS




NSW Trend in Domestic & Family Violence 

​This report monitors trends over time in key measures of domestic and family violence recorded by the NSW Police Force.

The report will include quarterly updates on the following measures:

  • Trends in the number of domestic violence related incidents

  •  Regional trends for domestic violence related assaults

  •  Trends in the number of women and child victims of domestic violence related murder

  • Trends in victims of domestic violence related assault recorded by police by age and gender of the victim and type of relationship between victim and perpetrator


Report: ​Trends in Domestic & Family violence – quarterly Dec 2023




DV REGIONAL COMPARISON TOOL



Domestic Violence Assault Regional Comparison tool


This tool provides information on sexual assault incidents reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force.  It contains regional data for NSW, Greater Sydney, Regional NSW, Statistical Areas and Local Government Areas, for the past five years..

This tool can be used to identify:

  • Number of incidents in each 12-month period
  • Trends over two and five years
  • Number of incidents per month
  • Rate per 100,000 population
  • Ratio of region rate compared with NSW rate
  • Graph of reported incidents over time

Report: DV ​Regional Domestic Assault Comparison Tool - (Excel 159Kb)

​ DV MURDER


This infographic provides information on trends in domestic violence related murders, including:

  • the number of domestic violence related murder victims in NSW
  • long-term trends, looking back over the last 20 years 
  • information about victims including their gender and age and relationship to the perpetrator
  • long-term trends in murders by intimate partners and family members


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DV ASSAULT

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Police actions

This infographic provides information on domestic and family violence incidents recorded by the NSW Police, including:

  • the number and trends in domestic violence related incidents in NSW
  • information about victims and perpetrators including their gender and age
  • the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator, including the number of murders involving intimate partners

DV Assault
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Court outcomes

This infographic provides information on court processes and outcomes for domestic violence related assaults, including:

  • number of people appearing in court
  • court outcomes for DV assault, including the proportion found guilty
  • penalties imposed on DV assault offenders, including number and % sentenced to prison

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APPREHENDED VIOLENCE 

ORDERS (AVOs)

 
              
​Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) are legal orders which aim to protect individuals from violence, threats and harassment. 

The following table provides information on trends and patterns in final AVOs issued. Data is available on:

  • information about victims and perpetrators involved in final AVO issued, including their gender, age, and location
  • Breach AVO incidents recorded by police

              
TablesApprehended Violence Orders Excel Table

The next update will be available: Jun 2024

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​DATA FILE


​The following table provides information on trends and patterns in domestic violence incidents reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force. Data is available on:

  • types of domestic violence incidents recorded by police;
  • spatial distribution of domestic violence incidents, including locations and premises at which these incidents occur;
  • time of day, day of week and month that domestic violence incidents occur;
  • involvement of alcohol in domestic violence incidents; and
  • information about victims and perpetrators involved in domestic violence incidents, including their gender, age, Indigenous status and victim-offender relationship

Tables: Domestic Violence Excel Table

The next update will be available: Jun 2024

Full list of available reports