4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
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Data custodian: ACT Government, Justice and Community Safety
Contact: Victims of Crime Commissioner
Address: Head Office, Level 9, 12 Moore St, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone: 02 6207 0500
FDV data not routinely published. Latest evaluation report (2006) is available upon request.
To record information about Family Violence List proceedings for use in the administration and scheduling of these proceedings as well as to produce statistics for reporting and measuring responsiveness to and effectiveness of the Specialist Family Violence List.
The Family Violence Case Management List records information about Australian Capital Territory Magistrate’s Court criminal proceedings that relate to offences characterised as “family violence” under Practice Direction 2 of 2009.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
The definition of a “family violence” offence is that used in the Protocols established under the Family Violence Intervention Program:
“A family violence offence is an offence that takes place within the context of such a relationship and which is an offence identified in Schedule 1 to the Crimes Act 1900 (repealed) or an offence against section 34 of the Protection Orders Act 2001 [now section 90 of the Domestic Violence and Protection Orders Act 2008].”
Offences are set out in Schedule 1 of the Domestic Violence and Protection Orders Act 2008 Schedule 1 and include: murder, manslaughter, assault, driving offences, threats, forcible confinement, stalking, abduction, kidnapping, sexual assault, destroying or damaging property, arson, trespass on government premises, weapons offences, offensive behaviour and burglary.
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
It is the Director of Public Prosecution’s responsibility to ensure that all charges that relate to family violence offences are appropriately identified as such when the charges are first brought before the court. A Family and domestic violence flag is created for all cases identified as family and domestic violence related as they progress through court.
Scope / target population
Adults and young people charged in the Australian Capital Territory criminal jurisdiction.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Australian Capital Territory
Data available for:
Australian Capital Territory
Frequency / Timing
Ad hoc - statistics produced on request only
Collection commenced: 1998
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
The office of the DPP publishes some data in its annual report. No other agency includes data in annual reports.
Data may be available upon request. Data is used for internal reporting purposes generally unless published in evaluation reports. An evaluation report was last published in 2006. Another evaluation report is expected to be published in late 2011.
Other data sources held by this agency
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.