Migrant, indigenous home violence ‘out of proportion’

Migrant, indigenous home violence ‘out of proportion’, by Nicola Berkovic.

Almost half of all people killed by intimate partners are indigenous or overseas-born …

About 23 per cent of intimate-partner homicide victims were indigenous in the 10 years to 2015-16.

A further 22 per cent of those victims whose backgrounds were known were overseas-born, according to previously unpublished figures provided to The Australian by the Australian Institute of Criminology. …

Contrary to community perceptions, the domestic homicide rate, in particular the intimate-partner homicide rate, has been falling since 1989-90 (when data collecting began).