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: 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
To record information on criminal charges.
The CRIMCASE system is used to record details of criminal matters lodged in South Australian courts. The system also records outcomes of criminal hearings.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
The Domestic Violence Act 1994 defines the following grounds for making a domestic violence restraining order:
(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—
(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—
(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
(v) the defendant keeps a family member under surveillance; or
(vi) the defendant engages in other conduct,
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:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
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.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
South Australia. Full address of offender recorded.
Data available for:
Frequency / Timing
Data published annually
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.
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This page last updated 28 March 2012
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