Report – Targeting repeat domestic violence: Assessing short-term risk of offending

Report – Targeting repeat domestic violence: Assessing short-term risk of offending

13 June 2018

This report examines the prevalence of repeat domestic violence offending.

This report has been published by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).

Drawing on repeat victimisation studies and analysing police data on domestic violence incidents, this report finds that a significant proportion of offenders reoffended in the weeks and months following a domestic violence incident.

Results showed that:

  • individuals who reoffended more quickly were likely to be involved in multiple incidents over a short time
  • offenders with a history of domestic violence, and of breaching violence orders were more likely to reoffend
  • the risk of reoffending is cumulative, increasing with each subsequent incident.

Access the report on the AIC website.

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