Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner's Findings and Recommendations regarding the death of Ms Wendy Murphy and Ms Natalie McCormack dated 14 March 2017
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was a graph showing that the rates are once more on the rise. Of the reasons for the slowing of reported cases it was said: "Certainly our efforts with our domestic violence strategy, the Family Safety Framework, alcohol protection orders and I think it's a combination of a lot of new strategies and reinforcement of older strategies. But I guess one of the main telling factors is the reduction of the supply of alcohol, particularly in Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek. 6" 220. Lest any comfort be gained from the last four years, Acting Assistant Commissioner Vanderlaan stated: "What is also evident is that indigenous males and females become victims and/or perpetrators of domestic violence at a young age. Presently in the NT 38% of the indigenous population is less than 15 years of age. It is therefore clear that the issue of DV is likely to impact negatively on these young people and the future rates of DV in the NT." 221. In the non-Aboriginal population, 19% are under 15 years of age. 222. Police provided the following graph from the last financial year showing that the critical ages of offending are from about 15 to 50 years: 6 Transcript p 152 Age Range of Offenders Age Range 8-14 Years 15-19 Years 20-24 Years 25-29 Years 30-34 Years 35-39 Years 40-44 Years 45-49 Years 50-54 Years 55-59 Years 60-64 Years 39 Offenders 33 628 1223 1601 1421 1062 909 614 261 101 40 Percent 0.41% 7.93% 15.45% 20.22% 17.95% 13.41% 11.48% 7.75% 3.29% 1.27% 0.50%
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