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Contents >> Police Real Time Online Management Information System (PROMIS), Northern Territory

POLICE REAL TIME ONLINE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (PROMIS), NORTHERN TERRITORY


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Western Australia
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Regional
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ASGC Remoteness
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More than annual
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Detailed publication / report publicly available
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Customised data - free upon request1
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[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact

Data custodian: Northern Territory Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Contact: Strategic Services

Address: PO Box 39764, Winnellie, NT, 0821

Telephone: 08 8985 8813

Facsimile: n/a

Email: Police.Information @nt.gov.au. Attention – Director

Internet: http://www.pfes.nt.gov.au/index.cfm?police

Publications

Northern Territory Quarterly Crime and Justice Statistics, compiled and published by the Northern Territory Department of Justice:
http://www.newsroom.nt.gov.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewRelease&id=7207&d=5

Purpose

The primary purpose of the Police Real-time On-line Management Information System (PROMIS) is to provide an internal case management tool for police business. The purpose of publishing recorded incidents and offences data is to inform the Northern Territory Government and broader community on trends and patterns in key crime indicators, including domestic and family violence.

Description

PROMIS is an operational system that contains data relating to reported incidents and offences recorded by the Northern Territory Police. PROMIS is used to record incidents that come to the attention of Northern Territory Police and to flag incidents involving Family Violence.

Collection Type

Administrative by-product

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Victim
Secondary victim
Offender
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
Language spoken
Employment

Labour force status

Labour force status
Education
Income
Geography

Address (place of usual residence)

Address (place of usual residence)
Other

Marital status

Marital status
Personal data items
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other
Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness
FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear
Prior history of victimisation / offending
Known outcomes
application for violence order
violence order issued
offender charged
offender went to court
offender found guilty
offender sentence type
child protection involvement
time off work / economic costs
medical treatment received / type
changed routine
other
Other personal data items

Children present;
Children exposed/not exposed

Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other






Street number; Locality
Relationship between parties
married/de facto spouse
current / former partner/boyfriend/girlfriend
parent-child
sibling
other member of household
other relatives
relationships of personal or financial dependency







Weapon use
type of weapon

Alcohol involved
Substance use involved

Physical injury sustained
type of injury

Reported to police
reasons for not reporting

Other
      Time incident was reported, recorded and allegedly occurred;
      ‘Family Violence’ case indicator


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

The definition of domestic and family violence used is consistent with the Northern Territory’s Domestic and Family Violence Act (2009)and includes all matters relating to Domestic Violence Orders (formerly Restraining Orders).

Domestic and family related incidents include all incidents where the nature of the incident is between people in a ‘domestic relationship’, according to the definition in Section 9 of the Act. This definition includes intimate partners (who are married or unmarried, in de facto relationships, boyfriends, girlfriends, gay or straight) and violence between other members of a family, household or community.

Such incidents cover the range of behaviours described in Section 5 of the Act and include: conduct causing harm, for example, sexual or physical assault; damaging property, including the injury or death of an animal; emotional abuse; intimidation; financial deprivation; stalking; economic abuse; social isolation; and spiritual abuse or attempting or threatening to commit the above-mentioned conduct. It also includes child abuse and neglect.

Northern Territory Police policy defines domestic and family related incidents to include all incidents resulting in police being called where the nature of the incident is between people in family, carer and intimate relationships (that is, a “domestic relationship” under section 9 of the Act).

The legislation is linked into the Northern Territory Police’s Best Practice Manual. This Manual is a guide for police officers on how information is to be recorded in PROMIS.

Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological / Emotional abuse
  • Economic abuse
  • Social abuse
  • Property damage
  • Harassment and Stalking

Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)

Conceptual Framework Element / Sub-element
Amount of Information Available
None
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental Factors
Individual pyscho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Understandings and acknowledgments of risk and safety
Incident
Responses
Informal responses
Formal system responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation

Collection methodology

The Northern Territory Police use PROMIS to record incidents that come to their attention. Northern Territory Police business systems, including PROMIS and Intergraph Computer Aided Dispatch (ICAD) automatically capture all reported crime incidents and victimisation. All reports to police in Darwin and Alice Springs are automatically entered into the ICAD system which then creates a record in PROMIS. Subsequent inquiries by the Police determine what, if any, offences are associated with the incident and are recorded in PROMIS.

For the selected offences of interest, every distinct offence recorded in an incident in PROMIS is counted. The counting rule used for reporting purposes is based on the number of unique offences within a reported incident. As such, a single criminal incident may result in a number of offences being recorded on one crime report.

All domestic and family violence related incidents reported to the Northern Territory Police are entered into PROMIS as ‘family violence’ cases by means of the ‘Family Violence Case’ Indicator that must be checked for each incident.

Scope / target population

All Northern Territory residents.

Coverage

All reported incidents of family violence are recorded in PROMIS. If the incident is not reported it is not recorded.

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

Northern Territory

Data available for:
Northern Territory
Urban and remote areas
Communities

Data may be aggregated for the urban centres of Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy and NT Balance. The six urban centres are equivalent to the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek , Alice Springs and the Statistical Local Area of Nhulunbuy (ASGC 2001).

Frequency / Timing

Updated continually

Quarterly publication

Collection history

Collection commenced: 2004

Breaks in series: no

Other details: n/a

Data availability / Dissemination

De-identified data is available on request, at no cost and but subject to executive approval.

Other data sources held by this agency

n/a

Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.

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