Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results Juneau Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results Fairbanks Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results Anchorage Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results Bristol Bay Alaska Victimization Survey: 2012 Results Kodiak Alaska Victimization Survey: 2012 Results Sitka Alaska Victimization Survey: 2012 Results Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (including Bethel) Alaska Victimization Survey: 2013 Results Matanuska-Susitna Borough Alaska Victimization Survey: 2013 Kenai Peninsula Borough Alaska Victimization Survey: 2013 Ketchikan Gateway Borough The official Alaska State Summary for the 2016 NNEDV census has been released!
Statistics on rape and other sexual assaults are commonly available in industrialized countries, and are becoming more common throughout the world.
We also help women to rebuild their lives after escaping violence, and fund counselling for children who have witnessed violence to help them heal and prevent them from becoming victims or abusers themselves.  Homicide in Canada, 2014, Statistics Canada, Table 6.
This fact sheet answers some frequently asked questions about violence against women in Canada, with a focus on domestic violence. In 2014, 67 women were killed by their intimate partners; this number divided by 365 days in the year comes out to 5.4.
Violence against women is now recognised to be a serious and widespread problem in Australia with enormous individual and community impacts and social costs1.
(2015) Violence against women: Additional analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Personal Safety Survey 2012, Horizons Research Report, Issue 1, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), Sydney; and Woodlock, D., Healey, L., Howe, K., Mc Guire, M., Geddes, V. (2014) Voices against violence paper one: Summary report and recommendations, Women with Disabilities Victoria, Office of the Public Advocate and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. 1-6; Statistics Canada (2003) Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile 2003, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Ministry of Justice, Canada. National Crime Prevention (2001) Young people and domestic violence: National research on young people’s attitudes and experiences of domestic violence, Crime Prevention Branch, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra; and Cox (2015), see note 2.
For example, Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence related assaults than non-Indigenous people. 55% of women with children presenting to specialist homelessness services nominated escaping violence as their main reason for seeking help. CWS 52, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra.
At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, our vision is for all women in Canada to live free from violence. The long-term experience of being abused can destroy a woman’s self-confidence, making it more difficult for her to believe that she deserves better treatment, that she can find the courage to leave, or that she can manage on her own.
(2015), see note 2; and Woodlock, D., Healey, L., Howe, K., Mc Guire, M., Geddes, V.
Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014). Based on Victorian figures from Vic Health (2004) The health costs of violence: Measuring the burden of disease caused by intimate partner violence, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012) Specialist homeless services data collection 2011-12, Cat. HOU 267, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015) Child Protection Australia 2013-14, Child Welfare Series No. Children exposed to family violence are classified as experiencing ‘emotional abuse’, which, while a broader category, is the most commonly substantiated type of harm (39%) in child protection notifications across Australia. Police across Australia dealt with 239,846 domestic violence incidents in 2015, an estimated 657 domestic violence matters on average every day of the year (or one every two minutes) – calculated for police data sourced across all states and territories, collated at ABC News. Price Waterhouse Coopers (2015) ‘A high price to pay: the economic case for preventing violence against women’, report prepared for Our Watch and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Vic Health).
Why do Women Use Force or Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships?
In 2011, the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center with the support of the Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault released Alaska Victimization surveys for individual communities in Alaska and you may read them here.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013), Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013) Personal Safety, Australia 2012, Cat. 4906.0, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Canberra. 124, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, pp. Survey extrapolated to population figures on the basis of 3.8% of all women surveyed reporting having experienced physical or sexual violence from a non-partner in the past 12 months (and approximately 9 million women over the age of 18 in Australia).