People living with psychotic illness 2010

Appendix 13. Stigma, victimisation and community safety

Page last updated: November 2011

Appendix Table 13-1. Stigma and discrimination in past year

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Experienced stigma or discrimination due to mental illness
31.8
46.9
36.7
38.8
37.9
Stopped doing things due to fear of stigma
17.6
30.4
21.9
23.4
22.7
Stopped doing things due to actual experience of stigma
15.7
27.0
18.2
21.8
20.3

Appendix Table 13-2. Personal safety and victimisation in past year

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Feels unsafe/very unsafe alone at home during the day
8.0
12.9
9.6
10.3
10.0
Feels unsafe/very unsafe alone at home at night
14.5
29.7
19.5
21.5
20.7
Feels unsafe/very unsafe in local area alone at night
22.7
34.4
27.2
27.7
27.5
Any victimisation theft, break-in, robbery, assault
37.4
40.5
40.4
37.4
38.6
Assault
23.6
26.7
27.7
22.7
24.8
Most recent assault, if any, reported to police
26.8
32.4
27.8
30.5
29.2

Appendix Table 13-3. Offending in past year

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Any charges
13.4
6.5
14.0
8.2
10.6
Any time in prison/lock-up
4.5
1.4
4.5
2.3
3.2
Median number of days in prison/lock-up
1
1
1
1
1