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Data custodian: New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Contact: Deputy Director
Address: GPO Box 6, SYDNEY, NSW, 2001
Telephone: 02 9231 9190
Facsimile: 02 9231 9187
NSW Recorded Crime Statistics
Main data items / information published: Number of incidents of DV related assault.
2 Relationship data is mostly reliable. About 60% of records where offender-victim relationship is asked have a non-zero value. However in some cases the relationship is incorrectly recorded as the victim-offender relationship (e.g. infant assaulting adult parent). Broad-level categorisations (e.g. family member) are deemed to be reliable.
3 Data available but not reliable.
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
Within COPS, Family and Domestic Violence is indicated in an incident where police enter “associated factor = DV Related”. A Family/domestic relationship is indicated by the use of a flag and information in the ‘relationship’ field.
Aspects of FDV captured included are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Police officers enter records directly onto COPS whenever a matter is reported to or otherwise becomes known to police.
Scope / target population
All persons involved in incidents – person reporting, victim, witness, suspect/alleged offender.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
NSW. Full address recorded but not publicly available.
Data available for:
Local Government Area (LGA)
Other - Council
Frequency / Timing
Data released quarterly
Collection commenced: 4 April 1994
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Some data publicly available.
Other data sources held by this agency
Justicelink, New South Wales
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.