Dating violence and alcohol use


16-Jan-2019 08:49

Intimate partner deaths involving an Indigenous offender and victim are 13 times as likely to be related to alcohol.Women are disproportionately the victims of domestic violence and this also holds true for incidents involving alcohol.Victorian data shows a steady rise in the rate of alcohol-related family violence incidents from about 15 to 23 incidents per 10,000 people over a ten-year period.

Drawing on two national surveys, service system data and qualitative interviews with families, The hidden harm: Alcohol’s impact on children and families, a report by the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, details alcohol’s damage in the home.In 2010, alcohol was recorded as “present” in 41% of domestic assaults in New South Wales.This figure increased to over 60% in the remote far west of the state.Much attention has been paid to alcohol-related violence in and around pubs and clubs, and on the streets.