Family violence statistics - international resources

This page provides links to:

For data from specific countries, you can search the Clearinghouse library using the quick topic search for Statistics, then refine your search using Places (on left-hand menu) to find relevant publications.

Follow this link for New Zealand family violence statistics.

Global reports

Hidden in plain sight: a statistical analysis of violence against children. (Unicef, 2014).

Violence against women: health sector responds. (WHO, 2013).
This publication contains graphics illustrating the impact of family violence.

Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. (WHO, 2013).

Why do some men use violence against women and how can we prevent it? Quantitative findings from the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. (UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women & UN Volunteers, 2013).

Violence Against Women: Prevalence data by country. (UN Women, 2012). 

Prevalence surveys on violence against women: challenges around indicators, data collection and use. Paper presented to the Expert Group Meeting Violence Against Women and Girls, Bangkok, Thailand, 17-20 September 2012 (Jansen, H. UN Women, 2012).

WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women: initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women's responses. (WHO, 2005).


Directory of Domestic and Family Violence Statistics. (Australian Bureau of Statistics).

Experimental Domestic and Family Violence Statistics. (Australian Bureu of Statistics).

Defining the data challenge for family, domestic and sexual violence, Australia 2013: A conceptual data framework. (Australia Bureau of Statistics, 2013).

Reading statistics: a guide for professionals working with domestic and family violence. Research & Practice Brief, 4. (Braaf, R., Eastman, C., Barrett Meyering, I., & Wilcox, K. Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2013).

Pacific nations

Research based on replication of the WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women have been conducted in these nations in the Pacific: 

This report consolidates data from the individual country studies:

Harmful connections: Examining the relationship between violence against women and violence against children in the South Pacific. (Unicef, 2015).

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