Males more likely to be victims of violent assaults

More than 5,000 young Victorians are hospitalised each year after violent assaults in public places. And a further 11 lose their lives, of which nearly 90% are male.

The study used ten years of hospital admission statistics and deaths involving Victorians aged 15 to 35 years.

“Our analysis of the data reveals several pertinent factors, such as age, gender, location and whether alcohol and drugs were involved. All of this can inform the development of targeted prevention campaigns, and help increase public awareness,” lead author Erin Cassell said.

Alcohol or illicit drugs were used by victims in thirds of the deaths examined.

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