19 May 2017

Take 5: What kills more young women than anything else?

Clinical Women

Domestic violence is the leading cause of death for young women in Australia.

On average, one woman dies per week from family violence around Australia.

Family violence is the leading cause of death, illness and injury for women aged between 20 and 45.

“It is a significant issue,” says Scott Mills, the manager of Family Violence Practice Development at Relationships Australia Victoria.

“The cost is in the billions per year.”

There has been a 105% increase of reporting of domestic violence to police over the last 7 or 8 years, he says.

In this video, Mr Mills discusses:

– What is the extent of family violence in Australia?
– Has the incidence been increasing?
– How much of the police’s work is related to family violence?
– Who is most likely to be the instigator of family violence?
– What is the relationship between family violence and the media?

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Dr David Ahmed
Dr David Ahmed
1 year 4 days ago

Is this article implying that domestic violence causes more death and injury to women aged 20 – 45 than motor vehicle accidents ? I don’t mean to down play DV , it’s just this astounds me if it is true.