Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2011 First Issue
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Data custodian: Australian Federal Police
Contact: Policy, Performance and Planning section
Address: C/O Winchester Police Centre, PO Box 401, Canberra City, ACT, 2601
Telephone: 02 6256 7777
FDV data not routinely published.
Police Real Time Online Management Information System (PROMIS) is the Australian Federal Police administrative system used to record crime and police incidents.
PROMIS is the primary corporate system for recording investigations and operational information.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Note that mental illness and/or alcohol use cannot be linked specifically to the victim or offender.
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
Family violence can include criminal and non-criminal behaviours. A Family Violence tick box is used within PROMIS to identify if an incident is a Family and Domestic Violence incident. To be considered an FDV incident, two elements must be present:
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Information is entered into PROMIS by police officers. Each week the ACT Policing Intervention team search PROMIS using date and offence fields and read through the result text of about 380 jobs. From this approximately 60-70 FDV incidents are confirmed in Canberra each week. To be confirmed, a Family and Domestic Violence incident must meet the definition of a relevant Family Violence relationship and a relevant Family Violence offence (see definition above). Currently the quality of the Family Violence tick box data item is not sufficient for this field to be used as an indicator of Family and Domestic Violence incidents alone.
Other details about the incident may be stored in the case note but these details are not readily accessible (free text field) for statistical purposes. For example, the case note usually includes information on whether persons involved in the family violence incident were referred to support services by police, what type of support services and whether they were accepted or declined. Incident type, any offences attached to Family Violence incidents and offenders apprehended from incidents flagged as family violence related are accessible.
Scope / target population
Victims and offenders.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Australian Capital Territory. Full address recorded.
Data available for:
Australian Capital Territory
Frequency / Timing
Statistics produced as requested
Collection commenced: December 1998
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Access to data may be available upon request.
Other data sources held by this agency
Has this data source changed?
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