Sex assault reports rise
THE number of Queenslanders reporting sexual assaults has increased for a fifth consecutive year, data shows.
Domestic and Family Violence Minister Shannon Fentiman told Parliament the rate of reported sexual assault had increased by 24 per cent since 2011, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.
Figures show 4349 cases were reported to Queensland’s authorities in 2016, compared to 4199 in the previous year.
Women or girls accounted for four out of five victims, or 3570 people, and more than half were aged 10-19. Most assaults took place at homes.