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Contents >> Family Violence Management System (FVMS), Tasmania

FAMILY VIOLENCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (FVMS), TASMANIA


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
ACT
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: Tasmania Police

Contact: Commander, Executive Support

Address: GPO Box 308, Hobart, TAS, 7001

Telephone: 03 6230 2600

Facsimile: 03 62301 2601

Email: Executive.Support@police.tas.gov.au

Internet: http://www.police.tas.gov.au

Publications

http://www.police.tas.gov.au/about-us/corporate-documents/

Purpose

The Family Violence Management System (FVMS) is used to log and track family violence incidents and family arguments that come to Tasmania Police attention. This system provides a method to record the outcomes of Risk Assessment Screening Tool (RAST) and to record safety plans. It is also used by police to electronically complete Police Family Violence Orders (PFVO), applications for Family Violence Orders (FVO) and applications for Restraint Orders.

Description

n/a

Collection Type

Administrative by-product

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Victim
Secondary victim
Offender1
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography
Other

Ethnicity

Ethnicity

Ethnicity
Personal data item
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other
1






Child welfare support;
Health
1






Child welfare support;
Health
1






Child welfare support;
Health
Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness






FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear
Prior history of victimisation / offending
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












Risk assessment score;
Seriousness indicator;
Victim removed indicator
Other personal data items
1 Free text description only currently available.

Data Item
Incident
Location
home

workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other


(private, rental or housing Tasmania)




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

Family violence incidents attended by police;
Family argument incidents attended by police
1 All cases reported to police.


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

Family and Domestic Violence is defined as per the Family Violence Act 2004. Family violence means:
(a) any of the following types of conduct committed by a person, directly or indirectly, against that person’s spouse or partner:
(i) assault, including sexual assault;
(ii) threats, coercion, intimidation or verbal abuse;
(iii) abduction;
(iv) stalking within the meaning of section 192 of the Criminal Code;
(v) attempting or threatening to commit conduct referred to in subparagraph (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv); or
(b) any of the following:
(i) economic abuse;
(ii) emotional abuse or intimidation;
(iii) contravening an external family violence order, an interim FVO, an FVO or a PFVO.

Operationally, flags are used to indicate family and domestic violence incidents, family arguments and incidents involving restraint orders.

Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:

    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Psychological / Emotional abuse
    • Verbal abuse
    • Economic abuse
    • Social abuse
    • Property damage
    • Harassment and stalking

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

Data are directly entered into the database by the reporting operational police officer.

Scope / target population

Victims and offenders of family violence, child witnesses of family violence, people involved in family arguments.

Coverage

n/a

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

Tasmania. Full address recorded

Data available for:
Tasmania
Other - Police division / station / district

Frequency / Timing

Updated continually
Data released annually

Collection history

Collection commenced: 1 June 2005

Breaks in series: no

Other details: n/a

Data availability / Dissemination

The data is not routinely publically available but may be made available to researchers upon request.

Limited data are published in agency annual report. Additional data may be available on request, on a case basis, subject to security and privacy considerations and approval by Assistant Commissioner Planning and Development.

Other data sources held by this agency

n/a

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

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