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4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011  
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Contents >> CRIMCASE, South Australia

CRIMCASE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA


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: Courts Administration Authority, South Australia

Contact: Business & Financial Services Branch

Address: Level 16, Education Centre, 31 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Telephone: 08 8226 1288

Facsimile: 08 8226 0127

Email: FOI@courts.sa.gov.au

Internet: http://www.courts.sa.gov.au

Publications

http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/caa/index.html

Purpose

To record information on criminal charges.

Description

The CRIMCASE system is used to record details of criminal matters lodged in South Australian courts. The system also records outcomes of criminal hearings.

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

Offence (Lawcode);
Court charges heard in (e.g. District Court; Magistrate's Court; Specialist Family Violence Court)
Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other






Suburb of incident
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


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

The Domestic Violence Act 1994 defines the following grounds for making a domestic violence restraining order:

      (a) if the defendant causes personal injury to a member of the defendant's family; or
      (b) if the defendant causes damage to property of a member of the defendant's family; or
      (c) if on two or more separate occasions—
          (i) the defendant follows a family member; or
          (ii) the defendant loiters outside the place of residence of a family member or some other place frequented by a family member; or
          (iii) the defendant enters or interferes with property occupied by, or in the possession of, a family member; or
          (iv) the defendant—
                (A) gives or sends offensive material to a family member or leaves offensive material where it will be found by, given to, or brought to the attention of a family member; or
                (B) publishes or transmits offensive material by means of the internet or some other form of electronic communication in such a way that the offensive material will be found by, or brought to the attention of, a family member; or
          (iva) the defendant communicates with a family member, or to others about a family member, by way of mail, telephone (including associated technology), facsimile transmission or the internet or some other form of electronic communication; or
          (v) the defendant keeps a family member under surveillance; or
          (vi) the defendant engages in other conduct,
so as to reasonably arouse in a family member apprehension or fear of personal injury or damage to property or any significant apprehension or fear.

A family member in relation to a defendant is defined as including a spouse or former spouse of the defendant; a domestic partner or former domestic partner of the defendant; a child of whom the defendant, their spouse, former spouse, domestic partner of former domestic partner has custody; or a child who normally or regularly resides with the defendant, their spouse, former spouse, domestic partner of former domestic partner.

Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual 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 received electronically from Police Prosecutions or entered manually for lodgements received from the Director of Public Prosecutions and private parties.
Scope / target population

People charged with a criminal offence in South Australia.

Coverage

n/a

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

South Australia. Full address of offender recorded.

Data available for:
South Australia

Frequency / Timing

Updated continually
Data published annually

Collection history

Collection commenced: 1990

Breaks in series: no

Other details: n/a

Data availability / Dissemination

Number of defendants, files and charges heard in specialist Family Violence Courts is published in the Courts Administration Authority Annual Report. Other data may be available via Freedom of Information or approval through the Court. Contact the Courts Administration Authority for further information on access.

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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