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Men overwhelmingly dominate family violence offence, new figures show

Men overwhelmingly dominate domestic and family violence offences - outstripping women by four to one - and most are aged in their 20s and early 30s, new figures show.


Amid ongoing community outrage over violence against women and children, statistics on perpetrators collected by frontline police, and published for the first time, have confirmed the extent of the problem.

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics report on recorded crime by offenders shows that men are overwhelmingly responsible for domestic and family violence, with the most common offence being an act to cause injury.

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