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Violence against people with disability in Australia - Fact Sheet No. 1

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posted on 2021-05-25, 23:51 authored by GEORGINA SUTHERLANDGEORGINA SUTHERLAND, Lauren Krnjacki, JEN HARGRAVEJEN HARGRAVE, ANNE KAVANAGHANNE KAVANAGH, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Anne-Marie Bollier, Sully AlexSully Alex

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence than people without disability.

This fact sheet is part of a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women aged 18 to 64 years. Data are sourced from national surveys where people have reported on their experience of violence in the last 12 months (recent experience) and since the age of 15 (lifetime experience). We recognise that not all people with disability are represented in these surveys, and that rates of violence may be under-reported.

This first fact sheet is an overall summary of the prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence and stalking and harassment against people with disability, based on the Personal Safety Survey 2016 and the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia, for trends over time.

This fact sheet was produced by the team at the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) and funded by the Melbourne Disability Institute.

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