Fact sheet

In Australia, young people with disability report high rates of violence.

This fact sheet is the second in a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women. For the purpose of this fact sheet, young people are defined as being those aged 18-29 years. Data were sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey 2016 where people reported on their experience of violence in the last 12 months. We recognise that not all people with disability are represented in the survey and that rates of violence are under-reported.

The additional fact sheets in the series include:

Related Information

Prevalence of violence and abuse of people with disability in Australia https://apo.org.au/node/313734

Nature and extent of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people w… https://apo.org.au/node/311498

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