Hospitalised assault injuries among women and girls: fact sheet

19 April 2017

This factsheet examines cases of hospitalised assault against women in 2013–14. Rates of assault among women were highest for those aged between 15–19 and 50–54. Over half (59%) of all these women were assaulted by bodily force, and for assaults by bodily force and involving sharp and blunt objects, the majority of injuries were to the head and neck (63%). Where information about the perpetrator was available, a spouse or domestic partner was the most commonly reported perpetrator (in 59% of cases).

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017, Hospitalised assault injuries among women and girls: fact sheet, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, viewed 27 April 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/75768>.

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