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: Victorian Department of Justice
Contact: Family Violence Coordinator, Victims Support Agency
Address: 23/121 Exhibition St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Telephone: 03 8684 6751
Facsimile: 03 8684 6777
To provide data on patterns and trends of public reporting of family violence in Victoria in the context of family violence reform initiatives – since 1999. The Report provides valuable information on relevant policy initiatives and helps build a picture of family violence in Victoria to better inform future policy and service delivery.
This report provides trend analysis of state-wide, cross-sector, whole of government family violence reports in Victoria. The latest report contains nearly a decade of Victorian family violence data from 1999–2008, including:
Secondary data source.
Primary data cited is administrative data.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
2 Source: Courts
3 Source: Police
4 Source: Public Hospital Emergency Departments
5 Source: Department of Human Services Clients
6 Treatment received only. Data are not available for type of treatment.
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
Family violence is defined for the purposes of the database according to Victorian legislation. For data prior to the commencement of the Family Violence Protection Act (2008), the term family violence is defined as:
Prior to the commencement of the Family Violence Protection Act (2008) definitions used by each agency that contributes data to the Victorian Family Violence Database differ according to their legislation or agency requirements.
The Family Violence Protection Act (2008) includes an expanded definition of family violence, such that:
Aspects of FDV captured by the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Data available for:
Local Government Area (LGA)
Frequency / Timing
Collection commenced: 1999
Breaks in series: n/a
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Detailed report published every 2-3 years.
Other data sources held by this agency
COURTLINK - Victorian Magistrates' and Children's Court
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.
This page last updated 28 March 2012
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