Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

In 2010 Vic­tims As­sist re­ported the Whit­sun­days as be­ing the sec­ond high­est re­ported re­gion for sex­ual as­sault in Queens­land.

One in three girls and one in six boys will ex­pe­ri­ence sex­ual abuse be­fore the age of 18.

Young women (from 10-19 years) are more likely to ex­pe­ri­ence sex­ual as­sault.

23 per cent of women who had ever been mar­ried or in a de-facto re­la­tion­ship, will have ex­pe­ri­enced vi­o­lence by their part­ner.

One in 20 men will ex­pe­ri­ence sex­ual as­sault in adult­hood.

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