Body Count

It is very concerning that the government's single minded approach to appease the desires of interest groups have overlooked the 'Family Law Body Count'. That is the number of people who loose their life in some way due to our current societal and Family Law practices or associations with it. The true body count will be much worse than these graphs because many survivors of the Family Law system continue for the rest of their life to have adverse things happen to them.

The collection and presentation of these statistics is a novice effort, however if we want better information these are some of the things that could be done:

-engage a statistics expert in social sciences and pay them thousands of dollars so they can gather together and better present something that is less prone to the attacks of detractors;

-ask the Australian government to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to come up with a true CPS type reporting system and tie a unique identifier number to every one of us and everything we do, as well as fund a huge swathe of studies about the issues we are concerned about.

Every measure of recording and presenting statistics is prone to error, human judgement and ability/inability to understand the relevance and interlinking nature of information. We could wait till we get better information, however any fair-minded person should be able to see that while we argue about about semantics the overall picture that these statistics present is that children are the biggest victim of our current societal processes which include the government incentivisation of Parental Alienation. We need as a society to act now to protect children.

ABORTIONS

Abortions 73,000 per year is a best estimate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_Australia#Statistics

INCREASED MORTALITY FROM PARENT SUICIDE ILL HEALTH ETC

https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:143202/FULLTEXT01.pdf

The reason this study from Sweden was chosen was because:

-sample size is over 986,000 children;

-researchers had access to substantial government information about each individual linked by a unique number for each person;

-longitudinal study over 9 years;

-it covers all mortality events which ensures that all suicides are incoporated in to the statistics;

-published in highly reputable Lancet medical journal;

The increased mortality of lone mothers was calculated to be 1.52 times partnered mothers (page51).

The increased mortality of long term non-custodial fathers was calculated to be 3.6 times married fathers (page 59).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4442.0

2013 there were 909,000 single parent households in Australia.

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3303.02015

In the 35-44 age group a total of 465 males died and 138 females died a total of 603 died 2015 in Australia.

http://stat.data.abs.gov.au/Index.aspx


Total People in Australia 2015

MALES FEMALES

35-39 age 785,555 789,525

40-45 age 819,072 837,491

Total 1,604 627 1,627,016

died 465 138

death rate 0.029 % 0.008 %

Lone mother 909,000 times 0.008 times 0.52 = 40 per year

Lone non custodial father 909,000 times 0.029 times 2.6 = 685 per year

The above numbers are likely greater however due to a lack of information breaking down lone mothers and lone non custodial parents out of the total population size for each age group however this is the best that can be done with available resources.

INCREASED MORTALITY DUE TO CHILDREN NOT LIVING WITH BOTH PARENTS

http://forumdafamilia.com/arquivo/mortality-single-parents.pdf

The reason this study was chosen was because:

-sample size is over 986,000 children;

-researchers had access to substantial government information about each individual linked by a unique number for each person;

-longitudinal study over 9 years;

-it covers all mortality events which ensures that all suicides are incoporated in to the statistics;

-later published in highly reputable Lancet medical journal.


http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4442.0

2013 Children living with a natural parent elsewhere 1.1 million

2013 total children 5.2 million


For the 65,085 children in Sweden who did not live with both parents over this 9 year period between 52 and 168 extra children died according to the study due to suicide accidents and other mortality events. If we take an average this is 12.2 children per year. If the same rate of extra mortality applies to the Australian population of 1.1 million children who do not live with their parents that is 203 children per year. (ie 16.92 times 12.2)



DEATH TO CHILD FROM PARENT

Due to the poor quality of Australian data which aggregates data especially non biological and biological fathers together and treats infant deaths under 1 year of age differently based on the gender of the perpetrator parent, the best we can do is estimate using US statistics and scale down due to our smaller population size.


Child Fatalities

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/cm2015.pdf

The reason this data set was chosen is:

-USA is a much bigger sample size than Australia ie US population is more than 13 times Australia's;

-advanced detailed CPS reporting system;

-no fault divorce, adversarial divorce system, aggressive child support regime, extensive use of apprehended violence orders in family cases.

total 1,585 in 2015 (page 59)

total US children 58.6 million table 4-4 (page 61)


annual rate of child fatalities in 2015 = 0.000027


Perpetrators

2015 2014 2013 2012 Average

mother acting alone 26.7 % 28 % 27.7 % 27.1 % 27.3 %

mother and other 10.5 % 10.9 % 12.5 % 12.5 % 11.6 %

father acting alone 14.7 % 15 % 12.4 % 17.1 % 14.8 %

father and other 1.6 % 1.4 % 1.6 % 2.1 % 1.7 %


This means mothers acting alone are responsible for 84 % more deaths of their children than fathers acting alone.

5.2 million Australia children times the USA child fatality rate of 0.000027 = 140 child fatalities expected per year.


27.3 % mother acting alone 38

11.6 % mother and non parent 16

14.8 % father acting alone 20

1.7 % father and non parent 2


HOMICIDE

According to data from the Australian Institute of Criminality the number intimate partners and children killed by their partner/parent/step parent over the 2010 to 2012 years averaged 98 per year. Some were by male and female perpetrators however the most common data published is by victim gender making it difficult to determine perpetrator gender.