Reported family violence cases in Vic drop

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The number of recorded incidents of family violence in Victoria was still higher in the past year than pre-pandemic figures, but the Crime Statistics Agency's latest figures found overall incidents dropped three per cent over the past 12 months.


Data released on Wednesday show calls to family violence helpline services also decreased in the year to June 2022, with calls to the Victims' Assistance Program down 21 per cent.

"The number of family violence related contacts across many services decreased this year, following higher than usual increases throughout the pandemic," chief statistician Fiona Dowsley said in a statement.

"Close monitoring over the coming months is vital for understanding whether we will see a return to pre-pandemic patterns in service contacts."

Family violence related court and legal measures did increase in the past year, with the number of finalised intervention orders rising by 17 per cent in the magistrates court and nine per cent in the children's court. 

The statistics agency has attributed that rise to a return of normal court activity following lockdown-related court closures over the past two years.

The number of clients who were provided with family violence related homelessness services also decreased by 10 per cent. 

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