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Contents >> Computerised Operational Policing System (COPS) New South Wales

COMPUTERISED OPERATIONAL POLICING SYSTEM (COPS), NEW SOUTH WALES


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
ACT
Northern Territory
Regional
LGA
ASGC Remoteness
Other
More than annual
Annual
2-4 yearly
Less than 5 yearly
Once only
Ad hoc
Detailed publication / report publicly available
Data cubes / spreadsheets publicly available
Agency annual report
Customised data - free upon request1
Customised data - charged consultancy1
Not published - may be available on request1
Not publicly available
[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact

Data custodian: New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Contact: Deputy Director

Address: GPO Box 6, SYDNEY, NSW, 2001

Telephone: 02 9231 9190

Facsimile: 02 9231 9187

Email: bcsr@agd.gov.au

Internet: http://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au

Publications

NSW Recorded Crime Statistics
http://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/bocsar/ll_bocsar.nsf/pages/bocsar_latest_quarterly_and_annual_reports

Main data items / information published: Number of incidents of DV related assault.


Purpose

To record all incidents reported or becoming known to police which of their nature would require some police action (even only to record), for investigative and intelligence purposes.

Description

COPS is an operational database used by NSW police to record information relevant to all victims, offenders and incidents that require police action.

Collection Type

Administrative by-product

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Victim
Secondary victim
Offender
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
1
1
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography

Last known address 2

Last known address 2
Other
Personal data item
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other
Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness



1



1
FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear
Prior history of victimisation / offending
3
3
Known outcomes
application for violence order
violence order issued
offender charged
offender went to court
offender found guilty
offender sentence type
child protection involvement
time off work / economic costs
medical treatment received / type
changed routine
other
























Other personal data items
Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other






(not specified)
Relationship between parties
married/de facto spouse
current / former partner/boyfriend/girlfriend
parent-child
sibling
other member of household
other relatives
relationships of personal or financial dependency







Weapon use
type of weapon

Alcohol involved
Substance use involved

Physical injury sustained
type of injury

Reported to police
reasons for not reporting
Other
1 Location is based on the “Premises Type” classification and includes: residential, Business/ Commercial and education not specifically identified. Note: Premises Type may be “Residential Dwelling” but not necessarily the home of the person; similarly for education or business/ commercial premises.
2 Relationship data is mostly reliable. About 60% of records where offender-victim relationship is asked have a non-zero value. However in some cases the relationship is incorrectly recorded as the victim-offender relationship (e.g. infant assaulting adult parent). Broad-level categorisations (e.g. family member) are deemed to be reliable.
3 Data available but not reliable.


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

Within COPS, Family and Domestic Violence is indicated in an incident where police enter “associated factor = DV Related”. A Family/domestic relationship is indicated by the use of a flag and information in the ‘relationship’ field.

Aspects of FDV captured included are:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Property damage
  • Verbal argument (DV Incident: no offence)

Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)

Conceptual Framework Element / Sub-element
Amount of Information Available
None
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental Factors
Individual pyscho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Understandings and acknowledgments of risk and safety
Incident
Responses
Informal responses
Formal system responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation

Collection methodology

Police officers enter records directly onto COPS whenever a matter is reported to or otherwise becomes known to police.

Scope / target population

All persons involved in incidents – person reporting, victim, witness, suspect/alleged offender.

Coverage

n/a

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

NSW. Full address recorded but not publicly available.

Data available for:
NSW
Statistical Division
Local Government Area (LGA)
Other - Council

Frequency / Timing

Updated daily
Data released quarterly

Collection history

Collection commenced: 4 April 1994

Breaks in series: no

Other details: n/a

Data availability / Dissemination

Some data publicly available.

Other data sources held by this agency

Justicelink, New South Wales

Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.

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