This indicator shows the percentage of New Zealanders aged 15 years and older who were victims of family violence in the last 12 months.

Domestic violence

This indicator shows the percentage of New Zealanders aged 15 years and older who were victims of family violence in the last 12 months. The term ‘family violence’ (often referred to as domestic violence) is defined as violence or abuse of any type by one family member against another family member. It covers a broad range of controlling behaviours, commonly of a physical, sexual, and/or psychological nature. It includes:

  • child abuse/neglect
  • partner abuse/neglect
  • elder abuse/neglect
  • parental abuse
  • sibling abuse.
4.2%
of adults were victims of family violence in 2018.

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