This and other variations on this theme have been doing the rounds on social media:
I don’t know where this comedian gets her numbers, but I couldn’t find a reputable source that’s publishing numbers like this in real-time. It might be better to wait until the complete picture is published (perhaps next year), but if your intention is to be hysterical and foment something, then why bother taking a rational approach?
In the meantime, the suggestion is that women are the victims of an out-of-control killing spree, and that no-one cares. The implication that no-one cares is obviously ridiculous. Most people do care about murder, especially in context. And Australian people as a rule are specifically very touchy about men who are violent to women. Though there are cultures and sub-cultures that tolerate or encourage violence against women (the comedian probably doesn’t know or care about that), in most pockets of Australia, even many of the roughest, men who beat or kill women are considered degenerate.
The majority (70%) of victims of Murder were male (141 victims). Less than a third of Murder victims in 2017 were female (30% or 61 victims), this was the lowest number recorded since the beginning of the time series in 2010.
78,051 women died in 2017. Which means that murder was the cause of about 0.08% of deaths.
Of course this is unacceptable, but is the hysterical reaction really fitting? Diabetes, for example, caused the deaths of 2,256 women, or roughly 37x the number of murders. If we can trust Diabetes Australia:
Type 2 diabetes is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors.
[and] represents 85–90 per cent of all cases of diabetes
At 85%, preventable diabetes kills roughly 31x as many women as murder does. Where is the meme for that?