Yarrabah Family Violence Report

McCalman, Janya, Tsey, Komla, Jackson, Rita, Connolly, Brian, Baird, Bradley, Costello, Colin, and Bulmer, Merton (2008) Yarrabah Family Violence Report. Report. UNSPECIFIED.

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[Extract] Family violence and sexual assault are reported to be at crisis levels in many Indigenous communities (Keel, 2004). Blagg (2000) reported that Indigenous people are 4.6 times more likely to be victims of violent crime than non-Indigenous people. There are variations across states/territories and within individual communities. But Paul Memmott and colleagues suggested that "the statistics that do exist are sufficient to demonstrate that disproportionate occurrence of violence in the Indigenous communities of Australia and the traumatic impact on Indigenous people." Further they suggest that "violence in Indigenous communities has dramatically increased in certain regions, at least since the 1980s and in many cases from the 1970s" (Memmott et al., 2001: 6). Indigenous women bear the brunt of family violence (being 12 times more likely to be the victims of assault than non-indigenous women) and it is often perpetrated by women's partners or husbands. In 1996 the Aboriginal Justice Council reported that in 69 per cent of cases, the offender was the spouse or partner of the victim (cited in Blagg, 2000).

Item ID: 28247
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: crime prevention, Indigenous, family violence, engaging young people, prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 01:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 100%
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