Violence against women means violence that women experience because of their gender or forms of violence that affect women disproportionately. Results on this topic are available from the survey „Gender-based violence against women and other forms of inter-personal violence“ from 2021. It was commissioned by Eurostat and the Federal Chancellery of Austria. It shows the prevalence of violence against women in their adult lifetime in and outside of intimate relationships, stalking, sexual harassment at work and violence in childhood. This makes this survey key in providing information on victims of violence and is a valuable supplement to Judicial crime statistics, which provides information about convictions, and to Police crime statistics (statistics on police reports).
In its „Gender Equality Strategy“ the European Commission foresees extensive measures in the fight against gender-based violence also comprising extensive and comparable data collections on violence against women.