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Study: Oz Women Engaging in More Physical Violence Than Men

by Rukmani Krishna on  September 1, 2012 at 11:31 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A new survey by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has revealed that women in Australia are reportedly engaging in more physical violence.
 Study: Oz Women Engaging in More Physical Violence Than Men
Study: Oz Women Engaging in More Physical Violence Than Men
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In an assessment of male and female offending, the AIC claimed that the statistics showed a substantial increase in assault by both males and females.

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However, in 1996-97, females committed assaults at the rate of 125 per 100,000 population, rising substantially to 186 per 100,000 in 2009-10.

In the same period males committed assaults at the rate of 664 per 100,000 population, rising to 786 in 2009-10, News.com.au reports.

The AIC said the data represents a 49 percent increase in the female assault rate, compared with 18 percent for males.

The survey said that both men and women are the victims of assault, although rates of male victimisation remain consistently higher at 837 per 100,000 in 2009-10, compared with 675 per 100,000 for females.

Male victims are most likely to be assaulted by peers or strangers while females are more likely to be assaulted by a family member in a domestic violence setting, the study concluded.

Source: ANI
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