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4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011  
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Contents >> Police Real Time Online Management Information system (PROMIS), Australian Capital Territory

POLICE REAL TIME ONLINE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (PROMIS), AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


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: 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

Facsimile: n/a

Email: ACT-PPP-Statistics@afp.gov.au

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

Publications

FDV data not routinely published.

Purpose

Police Real Time Online Management Information System (PROMIS) is the Australian Federal Police administrative system used to record crime and police incidents.

Description

PROMIS is the primary corporate system for recording investigations and operational information.

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
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography
Other
Personal data item
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other

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

Other personal data items

Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other






Licensed premises; Hotel/motel; Shop
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
1

Physical injury sustained
type of injury

Reported to police
reasons for not reporting

Other

Mental illness involved1
1 Alcohol involved data available from April 2010, and mental illness data from September 2010.
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:

  1. a relevant Family Violence relationship which must include relevant person(s) which are defined as in relation to a person (the original person). A relevant person means a domestic partner of the original person (but need not be an adult), or a relative of the original person (father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, stepfather, stepmother, father-in-law or mother-in-law; or son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, stepson, stepdaughter, son-in-law or daughter-in-law; or brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, stepbrother, stepsister, brother-in-law or sister-in-law; or uncle, aunt, uncle-in-law or aunt-in-law; or nephew, niece or cousin); someone who would have been a relative, or a child of a domestic partner or former domestic partner of the original person, or a parent of a child of the original person, or someone who is or has been in a relevant relationship with the original person.

    A relevant relationship is defined as the extent to which each is personally dependent on the other, the extent to which each is financially dependent on the other, the length of the relationship, if there is, or has been, a sexual relationship, the extent to which each is involved in, or knows about, the other's personal life, the degree of mutual commitment to a shared life, the two people share care or support for children or other dependents; and
  2. a relevant Family Violence offence is threatened or committed. A list of the 58 Family Violence offences can be found at Schedule 1, Domestic Violence and Protection Orders Act 2008, and include but are not limited to 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
  3. Police will also tick the Family Violence tick box when there has been a threat to commit an offence or where there is evidence of the use of power and control within the relationship.

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

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.

Coverage

n/a

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

Australian Capital Territory. Full address recorded.

Data available for:
Australian Capital Territory

Frequency / Timing

Updated continually
Statistics produced as requested

Collection history

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

n/a

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

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