Statistics

Recommended reading on family and whānau violence

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Statistics

 

 

This section includes a range of sources for statistics on how widespread violence is in New Zealand and internationally. It includes data on different types of violence, fatalities and rates of violence for specific groups and communities (where available).

Overview

Aotearoa New Zealand

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse
Data summaries
A collation of New Zealand family violence statistics from government and non-government agencies and research studies, updated annually.

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse
Family violence statistics (webpage)
This page on the NZFVC website provides links to a range of New Zealand sources of statistics on family and whānau violence.

Family Violence Death Review Committee (2017)
Fifth report data

Wellington: Health Quality and Safety Commission.
Includes in-depth statistical analysis of family violence homicides between 2009 and 2015.

Gulliver, P., & Fanslow, J. L. (2013)
Family violence indicators: Can administrative data sets be used to measure trends in family violence in New Zealand?
Wellington: Superu.
Includes recommendations for improving data collection systems in New Zealand.

Lievore, D., Mayhew, P., & Mossman, E. (2007)
The scale and nature of family violence in New Zealand: A review and evaluation of knowledge
Wellington: Ministry of Social Development.

International

See the Family violence statistics - international resources webpage for international data.

Child abuse

Aotearoa New Zealand

Connolly, M., & Doolan, M. (2007)
Lives cut short: Child death by maltreatment
Wellington: Dunmore Publishing.

Lievore, D., Mayhew, P., & Mossman, E. (2007)
The scale and nature of family violence in New Zealand: A review and evaluation of knowledge
Wellington: Ministry of Social Development.

International

UNICEF (2014)
Hidden in plain sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children
New York: UNICEF.

Intimate partner violence - Victimisation

Aotearoa New Zealand

Fanslow, J. L., & Robinson, E. M. (2011)
Sticks, stones, or words? Counting the prevalence of different types of intimate partner violence reported by New Zealand women
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 20, 741–759.

Fanslow, J. L., Robinson, E. M., Crengle, S., & Perese, L. (2010)
Juxtaposing beliefs and reality: Prevalence rates of intimate partner violence and attitudes to violence and gender roles by New Zealand women
Violence Against Women, 16, 812‐831.

Fanslow, J. L., & Robinson, E. M. (2004)
Violence against women in New Zealand: Prevalence and health consequences
New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1206).

More articles from the New Zealand Violence Against Women Study are available in the NZFVC library.

International

See the Family violence statistics - international resources webpage for international data.

Intimate partner violence - Perpetration

Aotearoa New Zealand

Leibrich, L., Paulin, J., & Ransom, R. (1995)
Hitting home: Men speak about abuse of women partners
Wellington: Department of Justice.

International

Fulu, E., Warner, X., Miedema, S., Jewkes, R., Roselli, T., & Lang, J. (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
Bangkok, Thailand: UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women, and UN Volunteers.

Violence against disabled people

Aotearoa New Zealand

Lievore, D., Mayhew, P., & Mossman, E. (2007)
The scale and nature of family violence in New Zealand: A review and evaluation of knowledge
Wellington: Ministry of Social Development.

International

Hughes, K., & others (2012)
Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
The Lancet, 379(9826), 1621-1629.

Jones, L., and others (2012)
Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
The Lancet, 380(9845), 899-907.

Rainbow (LGBTIQ+) communities

Aotearoa New Zealand

Hohou te Rongo Kahura: Outing Violence (website)
Includes a survey report, resources, statistics, fact sheets and other information.

International

Walters, M. L., and others (2013)
The national intimate partner and sexual violence survey: 2010 findings on victimization by sexual orientation
Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Definitions
Statistics 
Impacts of violence
Conceptual models
- Tangata whenua
- Pacific communities
- Asian communities
- Gendered analysis
- Public health models
Risk and protective factors
(what 'causes' family violence?)
'What works' reports

Victim/survivors' voices
Primary prevention
Community mobilisation
Integrated family violence system
Intervention
- Intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect  
- By population group
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Co-occurring issues
Evaluation
Further reading

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