Department of Family and Community Services

Gender indicators: Safety and Justice

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In this chapter, women’s experiences with safety and justice are reported against five topics of importance for women. Many indicators align with state, national and international frameworks.

These linkages are shown in the table below headed Safety and justice topics and indicators.

This year, we have included some new indicators that did not appear in Women in NSW 2012. These have been included either because of the availability of new data, for example on public confidence with the criminal justice system (Topic 3) and sex discrimination and sexual harassment in employment (Topic 5), or to fill a gap in information, for example women offenders and women in prison (Topic 4).

Safety and justice topics and indicators

Topic Indicators Linkages

Topic 1: Safety
in families and
households


Focus topic

1.1 Domestic violence-related assaults
1.2 Self-reported domestic violence
1.3 Domestic violence homicide


Under-reporting of domestic violence assaults

State Plan NSW 2021 (Goals 16, 17 and 18)
National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children
ABS Gender Indicators
The NSW Domestic Violence Justice Strategy: Improving the NSW Criminal Justice System’s
Response to Domestic Violence 2013-17
Australian Human Rights Commission, Gender Equality Blueprint 2010
Topic 2: Safety in the
community
2.1 Sexual assault
2.2 Victims of violence – recorded incidents
2.3 Self-reported incidents of assault victimisation
2.4 Safety at home alone after dark
2.5 Safety walking alone in local area after dark
2.6 Safety while waiting for or using public transport
State Plan NSW 2021 (Goals 16, 17 and 18)
National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children
ABS Gender Indicators
Australian Human Rights Commission, Gender Equality Blueprint 2010
Topic 3: The criminal
justice system
3.1 Reporting rates amongst victims of assault
3.2 Apprehended domestic violence orders granted
3.3 Sexual offences proven in court
3.4 Public confidence with the criminal justice system
State Plan NSW 2021 (Goals 16, 17, 18)
The NSW Domestic Violence Justice Strategy: Improving the NSW Criminal Justice System’s Response to Domestic Violence 2013-17
Topic 4: Offending 4.1 Offenders 4.2 Women in prison State Plan NSW 2021 (Goals 16, 17, 18)
ABS Gender Indicators
Topic 5: Workplace
safety
5.1 Sex discrimination in employment
5.2 Sexual harassment in employment

Australian Human Rights Commission, Gender Equality Blueprint 2010