Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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Domestic violence​ statistics for NSW

Domestic violence is a serious problem which impacts many NSW families. In 2016, an estimated 17 per cent of Australian women aged 18 years and over (or 1.6 million women) had experienced violence by a partner since the age of 15 years (ABS Personal Safety Survey 2017).

​ DV MURDER


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

  • the number of DV murder victims in NSW
  • long-term trends, looking back over the last 20 years 
  • 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

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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

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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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REOFFENDING

             

​Reducing domestic violence reoffending
Premiers Priority

The Premier's Priority for reducing domestic violence reoffending aims to decrease the number of domestic violence reoffenders by 25 percent by 2023.

​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
December 2021

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