Domestic violence offenders, prior offending and reoffending in Australia

Domestic violence offenders, prior offending and reoffending in Australia

3 October 2019

This report investigates the risk factors for re-offending in the area of domestic violence.

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

The report looks into what is known about the characteristics and patterns of domestic violence offending and reoffending in Australia. It combines the findings of state and territory based studies to provide an overall picture of the Australian evidence.

The findings highlight that five individual-level risk factors are consistently associated with reoffending by domestic violence perpetrators:

  • gender
  • age
  • Indigenous status
  • socioeconomic status
  • prior offending.

Access the report via the AIC website.

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