A look at some of the worst offenders for sexual assault on Sydney buses
The numbers are staggering.
At least 1,200 sexual assaults were reported in 2016-17, according to police figures, while 1,874 sexual assaults are recorded every day.
Some of the most recent figures from the Australian Institute of Criminology and Criminological Research suggest there are between 50,000 and 60,000 reported cases every year.
But that number is a rough guide, with a much higher number of assaults happening at night.
Sexual assault victim advocacy group Rape Crisis NSW estimates the total number of rapes and other sexual assaults on Australian streets is more than five times higher than the official figures.
The figures also show the number of reported cases of domestic violence is almost twice as high as the official figure.
So what are the main perpetrators?
Police statistics suggest there were more than 1,800 reported sexual assaults in the Sydney CBD in 2016, a figure which is almost double the official count.
But the figures are so low, they cannot be directly compared with official police figures.
Instead, it is important to consider the perpetrators of sexual assault, who may be different to the victims.
Some perpetrators may not be the ones who were the victim of the crime.
For example, a person who has been sexually assaulted may not know they were the one to make the accusation.
Sexual abuse victim advocacy groups say some perpetrators of assault are men and young men.
They may be drinking or smoking at the time of the assault.
Other perpetrators may be acquaintances or family members of the victim, or have a history of sexual offending.
Victims of sexual abuse are often too scared to come forward.
It’s not just women who have been the victims of sexual violence.
Many men who are victims of assault may not report the abuse to the police.
Police statistics show that around 30 per cent of sexual assaults against men are not reported to the authorities.
This may mean they were not reported because they did not believe the allegations would be believed.
Other factors that may make it difficult to report sexual assault include the victim’s age, gender and race.
Some people believe the perpetrator is older or has a lower education than the victim.
Other victims may be afraid of reporting the crime to the authority or may be ashamed to report the incident to the law enforcement.
This is why it’s important to speak to your doctor, your GP or other health care professionals if you suspect you have been sexually abused.
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services NSW is a NSW Government-funded service that provides services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
The organisation is part of the Department of Family and Community Services.
There is no one-size-fits-all service for people who have experienced domestic violence, but they do provide services to people of all ages and backgrounds.
There are also services for people experiencing domestic violence who have not yet been diagnosed.
A number of services for victims of domestic abuse have been launched in recent years.
For instance, the NSW Government has launched the Safe Neighbourhoods program, which is designed to address the need for safe neighbourhood policing.
Safe Neighbours is a national program that aims to reduce crime and improve community safety.
The Safe Neighborhoods project has been funded by the NSW and Victorian governments.
The program aims to increase the number and range of people living in safe, well-kept, low-crime neighbourhoods.
Safe neighbourhoods is a key component of Safe Neighours, which includes measures such as community policing and prevention training.
The department’s Safe Neighbors program is designed as part of a range of initiatives.
For a list of SafeNeighbourhood services, click here.
Sexual violence in Sydney is not just a crime-ridden city.
Sexual assaults can also be perpetrated by family members, friends or acquaintances.
These relationships can create a vicious cycle where violence is perpetrated against a person’s loved ones or the victims in a family member’s home.
This can include physical and sexual assault.
Domestic violence is not an isolated incident, but a growing problem.
There were more reports of sexual offences against women in the CBD in 2017-18 than the previous year.
Domestic abuse can have lasting impacts on victims, including emotional distress, depression, isolation and trauma.
The effects can also include: depression, anger, panic attacks and flashbacks.
Victims may also have difficulty getting employment or staying in work, because they fear being the victim or their abuser.
This has led to a significant increase in the number, severity and frequency of sexual victimisation and abuse reports.
A significant number of domestic assaults are committed by family and friends.
This includes women who are the victims and family members who are perpetrators.
Domestic assaults are the most prevalent type of domestic assault in the state.
According to the NSW Crime Statistics and Research Agency, around 90 per cent or nearly 200,000 of all reported sexual offences are perpetrated by one or more people in a domestic relationship.
There was a 6 per cent increase in reported domestic abuse in the year to March 2019.
Domestic Violence NSW’s Chief Executive, Sally O’Connor, says