This release provides information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2016 Personal Safety Survey (PSS) for states and territories and includes data on experiences of:
partner violence and partner emotional abuse
feelings of general safety.
Where appropriate, data are presented for 2016 as well as in comparison to 2005 and/or 2012.
The PSS collects information about a person’s state or territory of usual residence at the time of interview although this is not necessarily the state or territory in which the experience took place. The reference period presented for all state and territory estimates is experiences in the 12 months prior to interview.