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NCJ Number: 148109 Find in a Library
Author(s): J Gardner
Corporate Author: South Australia Office of Crime Statistics and Research
Attorney General's Dept
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report examines the nature and extent of physical violence against women in South Australia.
Abstract: Just over 46 percent of the victims of violent crimes reported to the South Australian police in 1992 were female. Data from a 1992 community survey also confirm that females were robbery and assault victims less often than males. Although females were the minority of victims, they were the majority of sexual assault victims. Police data revealed that more than half the violence against women occurred in a private dwelling. Females were also more at risk than males of being victimized by family, spouse, or friends. Incidents reported to police as domestic violence incidents occur at an annual rate of 3.4 per 1,000 married, separated, or divorced South Australian women. The survey data estimated an annual rate of physical domestic violence of between 2.0 per 1,000 women in a married or de facto relationship, and 42.7 per 1,000 separated or divorced women. More than four of every 10 violent incidents reported to police resulted in the arrest of an offender. Tables, map, and 11 references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Female victims; South Australia; Victim-offender relationships; Victims in foreign countries; Violent crime statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program Justats issue 3 January 1994
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