Family violence statistics - international

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

Databases providing international comparisons

Gender, Institutions and Development Database 2019 (GID-DB): Violence against women (OECD, 2019)
The GID-DB is a database providing researchers and policymakers with key data on gender-based discrimination in social institutions by OECD countries, and other income or regional groupings.

OECD Family Database (OECD, 2020)
See indicator SF3.4 Intimate partner violence. PDF, Excel file

Global Database on Violence Against Women (UN Women, 2016)

kNOwVAWdata data indicators - a project measuring prevalence of violence against women in over 20 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region.


Violence against women prevalence estimates, 2018: Global, regional and national prevalence estimates of violence against women and global and regional estimates for non-partner violence against women (WHO, 2021)

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).

Progress of the World’s Women 2011–2012: In Pursuit of Justice (UN Women, 2011).
Shows that New Zealand has the highest rate of reported intimate partner violence in the developed world.

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).

A league table of child maltreatment deaths in rich nations (Unicef, 2003)


Directory of Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Statistics. (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018).

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 has been conducted in these nations in the Pacific:

* The 2017 survey was conducted by the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development. The original Family Health and Safety Survey was publishd in 2006.

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).

kNOwVAWAdata - data indicators for over 20 Asia-Pacific countries and territories

More information

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