Family Violence Survey - explore it yourself

By Sapeer Mayron, 21 September 2018

The office of the Ombudsman released its first national inquiry last week, spotlighting the widespread shame of family violence.

At the launch, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malilegaoi called on the nation to “take action to address this issue head on at last”.


In the commission survey of 1500 people, they found 87 percent of respondents had been subjected to yelling and harsh words, 86 percent had been kicked, punched, slapped or attacked using a hard object and 24 percent choked.

In this visualisation of the survey, readers can get an in-depth look at the kinds of people surveyed, and who reported to have experienced abuse in the six months before they were surveyed.

If you are worried you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call Faataua Le Ola (FLO) 24 hour lifeline 8005433 to speak to a counsellor. However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call police immediately on 911.

New Zealand suicide crisis helpline is 0508 828 865 (24/7),

Life Australia is 13 11 14 (24/7).

By Sapeer Mayron, 21 September 2018

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