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: Tasmania Police
Contact: Commander, Executive Support
Address: GPO Box 308, Hobart, TAS, 7001
Telephone: 03 6230 2600
Facsimile: 03 62301 2601
The Family Violence Management System (FVMS) is used to log and track family violence incidents and family arguments that come to Tasmania Police attention. This system provides a method to record the outcomes of Risk Assessment Screening Tool (RAST) and to record safety plans. It is also used by police to electronically complete Police Family Violence Orders (PFVO), applications for Family Violence Orders (FVO) and applications for Restraint Orders.
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, flags are used to indicate family and domestic violence incidents, family arguments and incidents involving restraint orders.
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Data are directly entered into the database by the reporting operational police officer.
Scope / target population
Victims and offenders of family violence, child witnesses of family violence, people involved in family arguments.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Tasmania. Full address recorded
Data available for:
Other - Police division / station / district
Frequency / Timing
Data released annually
Collection commenced: 1 June 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.
Limited data are published in agency annual report. Additional data may be available on request, on a case basis, subject to security and privacy considerations and approval by Assistant Commissioner Planning and Development.
Other data sources held by this agency
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This page last updated 28 March 2012
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