Reporting dating app facilitated sexual violence to police
The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a new Trends & issues paper on victim-survivor experiences of reporting dating app facilitated sexual violence to police, and the outcomes of these reports.
- This study draws on a survey of almost 10,000 adults living in Australia who had used an online dating platform in the last five years.
- Only 8.3% of those who experienced online sexual harassment or violence through an online dating platform and 14.7% of those who experienced in-person sexual harassment or violence from someone they met through one of these platforms reported it to the police.
- Overall, police are responding appropriately to reports of sexual violence. However, some groups are more likely to have negative experiences, which affects their intentions to report to police in future.