New research published today has shown that as man as eight women are hospitalised each day as a consequence of injuries sustained from their partners.
This is the first comprehensive report into Australian family, domestic and sexual violence, and shows startling facts.
For example, police record 52 sexual assaults against women every single day of the week.
An average of 11 men are also attacked.
The study, by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has pulled data from hospital admission records and 20 other sources to dissect this national problem.
On average, one woman is killed every week and one man every month as a consequence of violence perpetuated by a current or previous partner.
"One in six women and one in sixteen men have experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner since the age of 15," Louise York from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare told Hit.
"So that's 1.6 million women and half a million men.
"Overall, women are more likely to experience violence in their own home and from someone they know. Men are more likely to experience violence from a stranger and in a public place."