Everyone has the right to feel safe and respected in their relationships, and be free from the fear of violence within their homes and in the community. For many women, this will not be experienced until the cycle of family violence, and violence against women, is broken.

  • In the year ending March 2021, there were 2,091 family violence incidents with female victims in Frankston City, compared to 709 incidents with male victims.

    Crime Statistics Agency

  • Frankston City has the highest rate of family violence incidents in Metro Melbourne.

    Crime Statistics Agency

  • Breaching a family violence order is one of the top five criminal offences in Frankston City.

    Crime Statistics Agency

  • Females are four times more likely to be a victim of intimate partner violence than men.

    Crime Statistics Agency

Council’s role

Local government plays an important primary prevention role in responding to family violence, as well as performing some statutory responsibilities.

Read the Discussion Paper in the Document Library to learn more

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