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Violence: Applications of Personal Protection Order (PPO)/Expedited Order (EO)/Domestic Exclusion Order (DEO)

Personal Protection Order (PPO) is a Court order restraining a Respondent from committing family violence against a person or persons. When an application is made to the Court, the Court may make the order when it is satisfied that family violence has been or is likely to be committed and that a protection order is necessary. 

Number and Proportion of PPO Applications Filed by Gender

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019^
Females 2,332 2,223 2,334 2,383 2,194 2,180 2,130 2,081 1,880 1,878
Males 726 648 735 764 757 705 681 636 606 581
Total 3,058 2,871 3,069 3,147 2,951 2,885 2,811 2,717 2,486 2,459
Females in % 76.3% 77.4% 76.1% 75.7% 74.3% 75.6% 75.8% 76.6% 75.6% 76.4%
Males in % 23.7% 22.6% 23.9% 24.3% 25.7% 24.4% 24.2% 23.4% 24.4% 23.6%
Total in % 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
* Figures are by the year of filing, and are accurate as at end December 2019.
^ 2019 figures are tentative and are subject to update.

 
 
 


 

Source: Family Justice Courts.

Information accurate as at 08 May 2020.

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