In 2012-13 in Victoria police were called to 60,829 family violence incidents and laid charges in 25,574 of the cases.

In NSW in the 12 months to September police recorded 27,808 domestic assaults.

In Victoria in 2012-13 there were 45 homicides in family settings.

According to the Australian Institute of Criminology 44% of all intimate partner homicides involve alcohol.

While much is said about the consumption of alcohol in public places or while driving a motor vehicle little is said about the effects of the consumption of alcohol in the home.

Future government policy may want to consider further ways of reducing alcohol related violence in the home.

If you have been a victim of domestic violence call 1800 000 055 or go to or email for assistance.


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