Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2011 First Issue
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Data custodian: Queensland Police
Contact: Manager, Statistical Services
Address: Police Services, GPO Box 1440, Brisbane, QLD, 4001
Telephone: 07 3364 6464
Queensland Police Records and Information Management Exchange (QPRIME) captures administrative and intelligence information to support policing activities and Information Management.
Queensland Police Records and Information Management Exchange (QPRIME) records official police crime reports. These include road crash, crime (reported crime victims, reported crime offenders, prosecutions of offenders and offender criminal histories), missing persons and domestic violence applications/orders.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
2 Other government agency person referred to is recorded (e.g. Department of Communities, Queensland Health etc ).
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
Family and Domestic Violence is defined by the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989. Behaviours include threatened or actual wilful injury, wilful damage to the other person’s property (including pets), intimidation or harassment of the other person and indecent behaviour towards the other person without consent, where the two parties are in a domestic relationship. Behaviours do not need to be committed directly by the person committing the Domestic Violence.
Under Queensland law, a “domestic relationship” is a spousal relationship; an intimate personal relationship; a family relationship; or an informal care relationship. In QPRIME, a domestic relationship is indicated by:
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
After becoming aware of an offence the reporting officer contacts the Information and Communications Technology Command (ICT) by telephone as soon as practicable. A twenty-four hour data entry service exists within ICT to facilitate this process. The offence is then recorded in QPRIME, classified and counted by the data entry staff. This process provides the benefits of reducing police officers’ administrative workloads as well as providing an accurate and immediate computerised record of crimes. Scope / target population
Victims of reported crime, offenders, missing persons and persons involved in domestic violence incidents/applications/orders.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Queensland. Full address and x y coordinates recorded
Data available for:
Local Government Area (LGA)
Statistical local Area (SLA 2009 version)
Frequency / Timing
Data published annually
Collection commenced: June 2007
Breaks in series: no. Note that the date that various data items commenced will vary depending on the introduction of various legislation.
Other details: Crime reports recorded between December 1994 and June 2007 have been converted from Crime Recording Information System for Police (CRISP) to QPRIME. Prior to December 1994 crime reports were derived from data entered into the crime statistics database maintained by the Statistics Section of the former Information Management Bureau (and its precursors).
Data availability / Dissemination
Data is routinely published in Queensland Police Annual Reports and the Queensland Police Statistical Review. Access to additional data may be available free upon request, subject to security and privacy considerations.
Information about how to apply for an external Research Request is in http://www.police.qld.gov.au/services/research/
Information about right of Information can be found in http://www.police.qld.gov.au/rti/published/
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This page last updated 28 March 2012
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