HOW MUCH DOES VIOLENCE COST?
The economic cost of violence against women in Australia is estimated to rise to $15.6 billion by the year 2021-22. This figure does not take into account youth violence in the home.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that two main causes of homelessness amongst youth are domestic and family violence and family breakdown in the home.
Criminal behaviour in later life can be associated with witnessing or developing aggressive behaviour at a young age. Not identifying childhood predictors of adolescent criminal behaviour such as aggression can have consequences and costs on society, especially on criminal justice and social service expenditures.
HOMELESSNESS AND UNEMPLOYMENT: