Table 1

Emergency department attendees cross-tabulated by proportion of alleged assailant relationship to victim and assault location

Assault location type
Own homeSomeone else’s homeLicensed premisesStreetOther*All
Males (n=5626)
 Partner59 (10.2)19 (6.3)<5 (0.2)11 (0.5)<10 (0.5)98 (1.7)
 Ex-partner23 (4.0)<5 (1.0)<5 (0.2)15 (0.7)<5 (0.2)46 (0.8)
 Family member145 (25.0)42 (13.9)11 (1.2)39 (1.7)16 (1.0)253 (4.5)
 Acquaintance/friend 213 (36.7) 144 (47.7) 167 (18.0)529 (23.2)385 (25.0)1438 (25.6)
 Stranger139 (23.9)88 (29.1) 652 (70.4) 1647 (72.4) 946 (61.4) 3472 (61.7)
 Work-related individual†<5 (0.3)<10 (2.0)92 (9.9)35 (1.5)184 (11.9)319 (5.7)
Females (n=2815)
 Partner 430 (49.4) 78 (25.7) 7 (2.3)43 (7.1)69 (9.4)627 (22.3)
 Ex-partner151 (17.3)61 (20.1)10 (3.3)49 (8.1)41 (5.6)312 (11.1)
 Family member115 (13.2)52 (17.2)7 (2.3)29 (4.8)27 (3.7)230 (8.2)
 Acquaintance/friend111 (12.7)69 (22.8)98 (32.2)214 (35.3)175 (23.9)667 (23.7)
 Stranger63 (7.2)40 (13.2) 171 (56.3) 264 (43.6) 209 (28.6) 747 (26.5)
 Work-related individual†<5 (0.1)<5 (1.0)11 (3.6)7 (1.2) 210 (28.7) 232 (8.2)
  • Data reported as number of emergency department attendances and relationship proportions by location. Bold figures denote the most frequent alleged assailant relationship to victim in each of the six location types.

  • ∗Other locations include but not exhaustive of workplace, residential homes and educational establishments.

  • †Work-related Individuals are the combination of work colleagues, work clients and bouncers/workers at licensed premises. Bold data denote the highest proportion of alleged assailant relationship for the different assault locations.