Family incident related crime has increased by 288% since 2003.
Approximately 40% of assaults 25% of rapes are family violence related.
In 2011 – 2012 there were 16,047 physical assaults, 1229 sexual assaults and 483 rapes arising from family violence.
Ken Lay, Chief Commissioner, said that …’it is an unfortunate reflection of some attitudes in our community… and that the significant increase in reports shows just how large this issue is in the Victorian community’.
White Ribbon Day is a day to make a stand against violence against women. Information on White Ribbon Day: www.whiteribbon.org.au
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au