Domestic violence half-yearly update: The numbers we need to know

The most dangerous place in Australia for a woman to be is at home with her partner on a Saturday night.

The most dangerous place for a man to be is out in public in the company of other men.

Men are seven times more likely to be assaulted by another man than by a woman. They are also five times as likely to be assaulted by a male stranger than by an intimate partner.

Women are almost twice as likely to be assaulted by an intimate partner or family member than by a stranger.

To forestall the inevitable whataboutery dance performed by men of the internet in response to any article about violence against women and children, let’s have a look at what’s happening to men.

Men’s violence against themselves and each other is far greater than the violence they commit against women and children.

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