Sexual violence is a major health, welfare and social issue in Australia and worldwide that can result in a range of serious, potentially long-term consequences. These include physical, psychological, financial, legal and spiritual consequences for individuals and communities.
This report brings together data from a range of sources to build a better understanding of sexual violence responses. It looks at where people seek support, and the patterns in service use. It also discusses data gaps, highlights opportunities for data improvements and complements the ongoing national reporting on family, domestic and sexual violence.