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Shocking increase in family violence
14/09/2009 21:22:00 Venkat Raman
The Waitakere City Council has taken the lead in supporting the Families Commission campaign against family violence.
New Zealand families are becoming more and more violent but much of the incidents occurring at home go unreported says a Families Commission Report.
Gambling, alcohol and marital discard are among the factors that contribute to domestic violence, with women and children cited as major victims.
The Family Violence Statistics Report said knives, bayonets and cutting tools were among the commonly used weapons, while firearms accounted for 1% of the incidents relating to family violence.
The Report compared incidents that occurred between 2000 and 2006 and concluded that the rate of occurrence had gone up during the seven-year period.
“Maoris accounted for 39% of all victims and 43% of all offenders in 2006.
“The comparable percentages for Caucasians were 38% and 36% respectively, and 10% and 12% for Pacific people,” the Report said.
About 50% of the victims were current partners of the offenders and 23% were ex-partners. 15% of victims were children and 8% were other family members.
Physical violence accounted for 42% and verbal abuse or threats accounted for 22% of all offences recorded in 2006.
The database recorded 23 deaths due to family violence, while 512 victims received hospital treatment, representing about 1% of the total. The Report said that 719 (2%) persons received other medical assistance. 858 victims suffered serious bruising, 1569 suffered cuts and 6677 experienced minor bruising.
A number of police officers attached to various police districts told Indian Newslink that family violence was becoming a major menace and that they had put in place a number of strategies and programmes to combat the problem. Family Violence Unit and Victim Support Unit have been established to attend to complaints.
“But many victims do not like to pursue their complaints for fear of having their partners convicted in a court of law. The so-called social stigma is another restraining factor,” they said.
But the Report said the number of apprehensions for family-violence-related offences rose by 69% from 17,552 in 2000 to 29,708 in 2006.
“Males and females accounted for 86% and 12% respectively of all apprehensions for family-violence-related offences in 2006. Males accounted for almost all apprehensions for violent sexual offences against family members,” it said.
Those aged less than 30 years accounted for 45%.
This newspaper receives complaints from readers (mostly women) saying that they continuously suffer verbal and physical abuse and that their husbands are addicted to gambling and alcohol.
A majority of them were unwilling to lodge a police complaint.
Police officials say that they are aware of the problem and are keen to help.
“We treat domestic violence as seriously as other types of crime. We understand the cultural barriers that preclude victims from reporting incidents. But violent homes can have an adverse impact on children and neighbours,” they said.
Several police districts are planning seminars and education campaigns in line with It’s Not OK message of the Families Commission.
Chief Families Commissioner Dr Jan Pryor said the Report was aimed at improving the accessibility and availability of existing family violence data.
“This report is part of the ‘Programme of Action of the Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families.’
“Until now there has been no regular reporting process on family violence dedicated to producing statistics that provide a picture of the extent and nature of the issue.
“This Report is a reference document that provides a one-stop-shop of the figures that can be drilled into to provide insight into the nature and makeup of family violence in New Zealand,” she said.
Indian Newslink is working with the Families Commission and the New Zealand Police to promote safety at home and would be happy to receive the opinion of its readers. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Bailey – JimBWarrior on 15/09/2009 17:45:55
It seems the Families Commission Here-By confirms its FemiNazi Agenda – Women are as violent as Men if not more – Confirmed time and time again by much research – We will go nowhere with getting to grips with our shocking violence stats until Gender and Race are removed from the debate – Onward – Jim