One in four cases before NSW local courts last year related to domestic violence, data reveals

Average time taken to finalise domestic family violence matters in local courts balloons to 266 days, as legal services cry out for more funding

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A quarter of all matters before local courts in New South Wales last year were related to domestic violence, new data shows, as community legal services warn of a critical lack in funding to help victim-survivors seek justice.

Data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (Bocsar) showed 26% of matters finalised in local courts in 2023 were related to domestic violence, up from 20% in 2019.

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