About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Study: Oz Women Engaging in More Physical Violence Than Men

by Rukmani Krishna on September 1, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Font : A-A+

 Study: Oz Women Engaging in More Physical Violence Than Men

A new survey by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has revealed that women in Australia are reportedly engaging in more physical violence.

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.

Advertisement

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.
Advertisement

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
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Post-Nasal Drip Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Drug - Food Interactions Selfie Addiction Calculator Vent Forte (Theophylline) The Essence of Yoga Blood Pressure Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use