Three women killed in domestic violence in NSW in one week is a crisis

A stabbing, two hammer attacks and a strangling have made it a horror week of domestic violence in NSW.

Three women in their 30s had their lives brutally taken by their partners or former partners in a single state in a single week and the shocking thing is it didn’t make front page news or lead news bulletins.

These three women, whose lives were cut far too short in the most abysmal of circumstances, take the domestic violence death toll to 38 women this year according to the Counting Dead Women Australia researchers of Destroy The Joint. Thirty eight.

How many more women were attacked last week in NSW but not fatally? The answer is roughly 1250 according to data from the year 2014-15. Australian police deal with 5,000 domestic violence matters on average every week which is one every two minutes.

Among women aged between 18 to 44 years family violence poses a bigger health risk than smoking, drinking and obesity.

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