Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
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Data custodian: Tasmania Department of Justice (DoJ)
Contact: Strategic Policy and Projects Branch
Address: GPO Box 825, Hobart, TAS, 7001
Telephone: 03 6233 2310
Facsimile: 03 6233 3705
To assist with case coordination and record management of Family Violence cases within the State.
Safe at Home Information Management System (SIMS) was designed to facilitate the efficient transfer of information pertinent to the management of risk and safety between Safe at Home services. Safe at Home services include: Police Prosecution; Tasmania Police Victim Safety Response Teams, Court Support and Liaison Service, Family Violence Counselling & Support Service, Defendant Health Liaison Service; Child Protection; and the Family Violence Offender Intervention Program. The system includes incident data as well as information generated at weekly case coordination meetings attended by Safe at Home services and by case managers in the course of their duties.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
Family and Domestic Violence is defined as per the Family Violence Act 2004. Family violence means:
(a) any of the following types of conduct committed by a person, directly or indirectly, against that person’s spouse or partner:
(i) assault, including sexual assault;
(ii) threats, coercion, intimidation or verbal abuse;
(iv) stalking within the meaning of section 192 of the Criminal Code;
(v) attempting or threatening to commit conduct referred to in subparagraph (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv); or
(b) any of the following:
(i) economic abuse;
(ii) emotional abuse or intimidation;
(iii) contravening an external family violence order, an interim FVO, an FVO or a PFVO.
Operationally, incidents are classified as either: Family Violence, Family Argument, or Other.
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
SIMS is maintained by the Department of Justice, however all Safe at Home services and their staff have access to the system and can input data. Safe at Home Services are provided by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Police and Emergency Management and Justice. Hence, information is shared between services and departments. A case record is created by the electronic transfer of incident related data from the Family Violence Management System maintained by Tasmania Police. All family violence incidents and arguments attended by operational Police are recording in the FVMS system and the data is transferred to SIMS. This information is mandatory.
Scope / target population
Adult and child victims and perpetrators of family violence.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Data available for:
Frequency / Timing
Ad hoc - Statistics produced on request only
Collection commenced: September 2005
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
The data is not routinely publically available but may be made available to researchers upon request.
Other data sources held by this agency
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This page last updated 2 October 2013
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