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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The nature and extent of sexual assault and abuse in Australia

The nature and extent of sexual assault and abuse in Australia (ACSSA Resource Sheet) This ACSSA Resource Sheet summarises the available statistical information about the nature and extent of sexual assault and abuse in Australia. It draws on Australian data sources, and provides information on the prevalence of sexual violence as well as characteristics of victimisation and perpetration. Because sexual assault and abuse are significantly under-reported this Resource Sheet describes the limitations associated with these collections. It also describes how we can use data that examine sexual victimisation in high-risk populations.

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