ABS releases a foundation for improved family and domestic violence statistics - ABS Media Release

1 October 2014

The Australian Bureau of Statistics today released a national data collection and reporting framework designed to improve the evidence base for family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia.

"Today's release is the foundation for a major improvement in family and domestic violence statistics," said William Milne from the ABS, "and it's the result of significant consultation with researchers, frontline contacts such as state and territory justice agencies, and supporting organisations like hospitals and accommodation providers."

"When the national data collection and reporting framework is in place, researchers will be able to better identify common characteristics of family and domestic violence incidents."

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