Andrew Bolt and Domestic Violence

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Women are more likely to experience violence from men they know, often in the home, than from some monster lurking in the bushes

One in four Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner

On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner, according to the most recent analysis of homicide statistics in Australia

One in four Australian women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner

Women are at least three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner

Women are five times more likely than men to require medical attention or hospitalisation because of intimate partner violence, and five times more likely to report fearing for their lives

More than half of those women who experience violence have children in their care

Intimate partner violence contributes to more death, disability and illness in women aged 15 to 44 than any other preventable risk factor

The combined health, administration and social welfare costs of violence against women is estimated to be $21.7 billion a year, with projections suggesting that if no further action is taken to prevent violence against women, costs will accumulate to $323.4 billion over the next 30 years

One in three intimate partner assaults against women are reported to the police

Around 95% of all victims of violence (both male and female) reported experiencing acts of violence - physical or sexual assault, or threats – from a male perpetrator.

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