Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
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Data custodian: Northern Territory Department of Justice
Contact: Courts Liaison Officer, Court Support Services
Address: GPO Box 1722, Darwin, NT, 0801
Telephone: 08 8999 5512
Not routinely published.
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
No definition is stored, used or referred to in the courts Integrated Justice Information System. Similarly, there is no Domestic Violence flag attached to a court case. However, information entered into Integrated Justice Information System originates in the Police Real-time On-line Management Information System (PROMIS) which adheres to the definition prescribed in the Northern Territory’s Domestic and Family Violence Act (2009).
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Data are entered into Integrated Justice Information System by police officers or court clerks. Clerks are trained to follow procedures for consistent and accurate recording. The checking process is a stringent one with well documented procedures.
The ‘principal penalty’ rule is used in Integrated Justice Information System. Where an individual is before the court for several offences, the penalty against which his/her case is recorded is the more serious one, for example, armed robbery and breach of DVO would reflect the penalty for armed robbery.
Scope / target population
All persons who have a Domestic Violence Order given to them by the Northern Territory courts.
Where an individual is before the court for several offences, only the more serious penalty is recorded. As no Domestic Violence flag is attached to a court case and individuals with a more serious concurrent offence will not be counted as a Domestic Violence offence in Integrated Justice Information System data.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Data are available for:
Other – urban and remote
‘Court venue’ level.
Frequency / Timing
Collection commenced: 2000
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Data are available on request and a fee for service may be charged where a contract programmer is required to extract the data. Approval from the CEO or his/her delegate is required for release.
Other data sources held by this agency
Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program (IFVOP) statistics
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.
This page last updated 2 October 2013
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