Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

Western Aus­tralia has the sec­ond high­est rate of re­ported phys­i­cal and sex­ual vi­o­lence per­pe­trated against women in Aus­tralia.

Less than 20 per cent of women who ex­pe­ri­ence vi­o­lence from an in­ti­mate part­ner re­port it to the po­lice.

In 2013-2014 Western Aus­tralia Po­lice re­sponded to more than 40,000 calls for as­sis­tance in cases of fam­ily and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

The ma­jor­ity of fam­ily and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence per­pe­tra­tors known to po­lice have been re­spon­si­ble for mul­ti­ple acts of vi­o­lence or abuse.

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