Hospitalised assault injuries among men and boys

Keren McKenna, Sophie Pointer

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    Abstract

    This fact sheet examines cases of hospitalised assault against men in 2014–15. Almost 13,000 men and boys were hospitalised as a result of an assault. Rates of assault were highest at 20–24 years. Over half (61%) of all men and boys were assaulted by bodily force. The most common injury as a result of an assault was a fracture (40%). Half (53%) of all hospitalised assault injury cases involving men and boys had an unspecified person listed as the perpetrator. In cases where the perpetrator was specified, about two-thirds (64%, or 3,720) of hospitalised assault injuries were perpetrated by a person known to the victim.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-76054-301-3
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2018

    Publication series

    NameInjury research and statistics
    No.116

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    Keywords

    • hospitalised injury
    • Assault injuries
    • injured men and boys
    • injury rates

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