How many repeat family violence perpetrators were there in Victoria over the past 10 years?

How many repeat family violence perpetrators were there in Victoria over the past 10 years?

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has released a short 'in fact' paper on analysis of the level of police-recorded repeat family violence perpetration in Victoria over the past ten years.

The key findings of the analysis are that:

  • Between January 2006 and December 2015, Victoria Police recorded 470,645 family violence incidents for 217,995 individual perpetrators.
  • 38.4% or 83,705 family violence perpetrators had more than one family violence incident recorded over the ten-year period. Almost seven percent of all perpetrators had five or more family violence incidents recorded and 520 perpetrators (0.2%) had more than 20 incidents recorded. 
  • The 6.9% of perpetrators that had five or more incidents recorded accounted for 30.7% of all family violence incidents, while the 61.6% of perpetrators who had one incident recorded accounted for 28.6% of all incidents.
  • The proportion of perpetrators who had more than one incident recorded annually has increased significantly over the past ten years, from 18.4% in 2006 to 27.0% in 2015.

 

The full paper can be found here.