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Contravention of family violence intervention orders and safety notices: prior offences and reoffending

23 Aug 2016
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People who breach family violence intervention orders are more likely to reoffend than the general criminal population, finds this study.

The study reveals that:

  • the two most common types of reoffending were further breach of an intervention order (24% of offenders reoffended with this offence type) and assault/cause injury (22%)
  • 86% of people sentenced for breaching family violence orders were male.

Differences in offending associated with the age and gender of offenders included that:

  • male offenders were more likely than female offenders to have prior offences and were more likely to reoffend
  • the victims of male offenders were more likely to be current or former partners (82%) than were victims of female perpetrators (54%). Other victims included parents and siblings
  • offenders aged 18–24 were more likely to reoffend than offenders aged 25 or older.
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ISBN: 
97 8-1-925071-23-8
Publication Place: 
Melbourne
License Type: 
All Rights Reserved
Published year only: 
2016
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