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Family Violence Consistent with findings from the 2010 survey, 17% (n=43) of survey respondents in 2014 indicated that a member of their household had been affected by family violence in the preceding 12 months. Table 34: Families that have been affected by family violence in the last 12 months Proportion of Survey Respondent Households No. 2014 2010 Yes 43 16.9% 16.7% No 211 83% 83.3% Total 254 100% 100% Respondents were asked about the type of family violence occurring and could select more than one type. Of those who indicated family violence was occurring within their household, all four types of family violence were commonly being experienced within these households, in increasingly significant numbers relative to previous surveys. Ninety-three percent of respondents experiencing family violence within their household in 2014 indicated this was verbal in form, which is a significant increase compared to 2010 (72.1%). A similar proportion (91%) were also experiencing emotional abuse in 2014. There was an approximate 20% increase in the proportion of victims who had encountered physical violence within their household (74.4% in 2014, 55.8% in 2010). Whilst financial abuse was the least common form of family violence encountered in 2014 (67.4% of victims), its prevalence had also significantly increased amongst victims relative to the 2010 survey (51.2%). Table 35: Type of family violence encountered Proportion of Survey Respondents Proportion of Victims No. 2014 2014 2010 Emotional 39 15.3% 90.6% 69.8% Physical 32 12.5% 74.4% 55.8% Verbal 40 15.7% 93% 72.1% Financial 29 11.4% 67.4% 51.2% Total 43 16.9% Figure 13: Type of Violence Encountered (2014-2010) 45