This indicator shows the percentage of New Zealanders aged 15 years and older who were victims of family violence in the last 12 months.

Domestic violence

This indicator shows the percentage of New Zealanders aged 15 years and older who said they were victims of family violence in the last 12 months, whether this was reported to police or not. The term ‘family violence’ (often referred to as domestic violence) is defined as violence or abuse of any type by one family member against another family member. It covers a broad range of controlling behaviours, commonly of a physical, sexual, and/or psychological nature. It includes:

  • child abuse/neglect
  • partner abuse/neglect
  • elder abuse/neglect
  • parental abuse
  • sibling abuse.

This data relates to people aged 15 years and over, so does not contain any responses from children in relation to family violence.

In 2018,

4.1%
of people aged 15 and over said they had been victims of family violence (including psychological violence) in the last 12 months

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Series (low) and series (high) refer to the lower and upper confidence limits at the 95% level. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they were counted in each applicable group. Other ethnic groups are not presented in this graph as the sampling error of the estimate is considered too high.

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Correction: On 2 March 2020 we corrected the headline statistic for this indicator from 4.2 percent to 4.1 percent.