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4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011  
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Contents >> International Crime Victims Survey (ICVS)

INTERNATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS SURVEY (ICVS)


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
ACT
Northern Territory
Regional
LGA
ASGC Remoteness
Other
More than annual
Annual
2-4 yearly
Less than 5 yearly
Once only
Ad hoc
Detailed publication / report publicly available
Data cubes / spreadsheets publicly available
Agency annual report
Customised data - free upon request1
Customised data - charged consultancy1
Not published - may be available on request1
Not publicly available
[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact

Data custodian: Australian Institute of Criminology

Contact: Information Manager

Address: GPO Box 2944, Canberra, ACT, 2601

Telephone: 02 62609221

Facsimile: 02 6260 9201

Email: Janine.chandler@aic.gov.au

Internet: http://www.aic.gov.au

Publications

http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tbp/1-20/tbp003.aspx


Purpose

To monitor crime and perceptions of crime and criminal justice systems across the world.

Description

The ICVS is a standardised instrument for monitoring crime and perceptions of crime and criminal justice systems world-wide, independently of information from official administrative sources.

Collection Type

Survey

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Respondent (Victim)1
Secondary victim
Offender
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography
Other

Dwelling type
Personal data items
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other








What support was considered to be useful
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

Whether experienced sexual assault and/or physical assault in last 5 years/12 months
1 Respondent may or may not have experienced FDV.

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






Near own home; elsewhere in city or local area; elsewhere in Australia; overseas
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


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

No formal definition of Family and domestic Violence is used. Family and Domestic Violence offences are identified by the relationship of the victim to the perpetrator as reported by the victim.

Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:

  • Physical abuse.
  • Sexual abuse

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

Respondents were randomly selected using the ‘White Pages plus 1’ method to include not yet listed and unlisted numbers. Interviews were conducted by telephone. Data collection was conducted by Roy Morgan Research. One person per household was selected using the ‘next birthday’ method.

A total of 21,620 telephone numbers were dialled. After taking account of refusals, terminations, appointments not met and calls terminated due to language problems, a total of 3,031 completed and useable interviews were obtained. This represented a response rate of 49.5 per cent relative to eligible numbers, and 56.5 per cent relative to eligible respondents.

The survey was designed as a stratified random sample. The strata consisted of the urban and rural areas of the mainland states, and the urban areas of Tasmania. The Northern Territory was included as part of rural South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory as part of rural New South Wales. To ensure that the sample was representative of the target population, strict quotas were imposed for the areas, and “loose” quotas were imposed in terms of sex and age during the first stage of the survey.

Scope / target population

Adults aged 16 years and over.

Coverage

Those suffering illness or disability, deaf or otherwise unable to respond to telephone, including those without a landline, were excluded. Homeless people and those living in group facilities or institutions were also excluded.

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

National

Data available for:
Australia

Frequency / Timing

Australia participated in the years 1989, 1992, 2000 and 2004.

Collection history

Collection commenced: 1989

Breaks in series: no

Other details: n/a

Data availability / Dissemination

Published report.

Other data sources held by this agency

International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS)

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

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