New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch

Statistics That May Shock You

Like every community in Australia, New Norfolk is affected by family violence. This serious topic is the focus of our column this month – what Family Violence is and how to support family, friends and neighbours experiencing such trauma.

Did you know that in Australia, family violence is the leading cause of death and injury in women under 45, with more than one woman murdered by her current or former partner every week?

I want to tell people that family violence happens to [anybody], no matter how nice your house is, no matter how intelligent you are.
Rose Batty, February 2014

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018 – Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia.

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