Violence against women is a significant human rights issue in Australia. All women, all people actually, have a right to feel and be safe at home, school, work and on our streets.
Violence is a serious, widespread problem in our society and it has to stop.
This page records the death toll of men, women and children in Australia due to violence, abuse or neglect regardless of the suspected perpetrator's gender or whether the death was the result of relationship violence or not. Sadly, most of the women and children's deaths are the result of relationship violence. The data is supplied via police, media and the Red Heart Campaign.