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Domestic and family violence is a crime that takes many forms. It's defined in the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007.
It's a crime that often goes unreported to police.
It involves an abuse of power, mainly perpetrated by men in an intimate partner relationship or after separating from the relationship. It extends beyond physical violence and may involve the exploitation of power imbalances and patterns of abuse.
Some examples of domestic and family violence crimes are:
Police will respond to all reports of domestic and family violence. Officers are committed to using all lawful means to police this crime, including:
(Source: NSW Police)
For more information about Domestic Violence law visit:
01 Sep 2022