Sexual violence and harassment going up, according to ABS survey


Sexual violence against women is on the rise, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

The latest Personal Safety Survey shows the proportion of women experiencing sexual violence in the past year increased from 1.2 per cent to 1.8 per cent since the last survey conducted in 2012.

Buri 4dBut very few sexual assaults are being reported to police.

In 2012, an estimated 17 per cent of women reported their most recent sexual assault by a male to police.

That number dropped to 15 per cent in 2016.

“The ones who…

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