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Does the ABS partner violence survey fall short?

28 November 2023

4:00 AM

28 November 2023

4:00 AM

Since the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its publication on partner violence, the widely reported statistic is that one in five Australians (21 per cent) have been subjected to partner violence or abuse.

This is an average of men and women. The ABS estimates the prevalence of partner violence or abuse of women is higher, 27 per cent, which is approaching one-third.

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