Saturday, December 26, 2015

The answer is 197 or 5.7%

Sorry for the delay in providing the answer to my previous post question. I received a new lap top for Christmas (the old one was repeatedly over-heating and shutting down) and the transfer of data has taken time.

The Hutt Valley DHB screening process found 197 of the 3, 458 woman questioned disclosed physical abuse at home. That's 5.7%. S Beast guessed 5-15%.

This result is remarkably similar to that found by the 2014 NZCSS, which found 6% of women and 4% of men "to be the victim of a violent interpersonal offence by an intimate partner in 2013".

"The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) is a face-to-face survey of almost 7000 randomly chosen people living in New Zealand who are aged 15 or over.

The NZCASS has been carried out three times: 2014, 2009 and 2006."

The good news is the 5% of people who were victimised by an intimate partner in 2013 was down from 7% in 2008.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this.

There was a family discussion about this (mixed with feminism) yesterday and being the only bloke among four women I was on the back foot. There was a consensus among the woman that a third of women were abused but I thought it would be less than that. 20 year old step daughter finished up having a tanty because I was not suitably emotional about an old bloke who fell out of a tree and was killed because although she had never met the man she had met a relative and that made her, like,so upset, like, you know, like upset. You can only imagine the rage when I also used the word rape (in proper context) while an alleged rape victim (who wasn't bothered) was present. Who is filling people's heads with this "I must be offended about everything" nonsense? Thank goodness she left home and I can avoid her - I can't stand the walking on egg shells and the noise of slamming doors.

I now have to decide whether I abuse step daughter by sharing some facts with her but suspect I will just ignore her and let her live in her virtual world. She hasn't had much luck with boyfriends and I suspect I can see why.


Lindsay Mitchell said...

Anon, That stat comes from Women's Refuge who quote the Fanslow study.

"One in three women experience psychological or physical abuse from their partners in their lifetime."

Note the inclusion of psychological abuse.

Of course no equivalent statistic is available for men.

JC said...

The 70% figure also comes up in the Chrstchurch Longitudinal Study but most of it is psychological abuse.. and thats where you are really into subjective interpretation.