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Contents >> Queensland Police Records and Information Management Exchange (QPRIME)

QUEENSLAND POLICE RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT EXCHANGE (QPRIME)


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
ACT
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: Queensland Police

Contact: Manager, Statistical Services

Address: Police Services, GPO Box 1440, Brisbane, QLD, 4001

Telephone: 07 3364 6464

Facsimile: n/a

Email: statisticalservices@police.qld.gov.au

Internet: http://www.police.qld.gov.au

Publications

http://www.police.qld.gov.au/services/reportsPublications/

Purpose

Queensland Police Records and Information Management Exchange (QPRIME) captures administrative and intelligence information to support policing activities and Information Management.

Description

Queensland Police Records and Information Management Exchange (QPRIME) records official police crime reports. These include road crash, crime (reported crime victims, reported crime offenders, prosecutions of offenders and offender criminal histories), missing persons and domestic violence applications/orders.

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
1
1
1
Education
Income
Geography
Other
Personal data item
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other
2
2
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

Criminal offences including breach of domestic violence orders
1 Although recorded this data item cannot be used for statistical purposes due to the method of recording.
2 Other government agency person referred to is recorded (e.g. Department of Communities, Queensland Health etc ).

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





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
1







Weapon use
type of weapon


Most serious weapon used in the incident
Alcohol involved
Substance use involved

Physical injury sustained
type of injury
Reported to police
reasons for not reporting
Other

Domestic Violence flag based on the police officer's perception of the incident
1 Some information about the relationship of secondary victims to primary victims may be recorded in free text reports. This information would not be collected consistently and would involve reading each report.


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

Family and Domestic Violence is defined by the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 1989. Behaviours include threatened or actual wilful injury, wilful damage to the other person’s property (including pets), intimidation or harassment of the other person and indecent behaviour towards the other person without consent, where the two parties are in a domestic relationship. Behaviours do not need to be committed directly by the person committing the Domestic Violence.

Under Queensland law, a “domestic relationship” is a spousal relationship; an intimate personal relationship; a family relationship; or an informal care relationship. In QPRIME, a domestic relationship is indicated by:

    • the use of a specific Family and Domestic Violence flag;
    • a relationship field; or
    • the presence of domestic violence protection orders and breach of domestic violence protection orders.

Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Psychological / Emotional abuse
    • Verbal 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

After becoming aware of an offence the reporting officer contacts the Information and Communications Technology Command (ICT) by telephone as soon as practicable. A twenty-four hour data entry service exists within ICT to facilitate this process. The offence is then recorded in QPRIME, classified and counted by the data entry staff. This process provides the benefits of reducing police officers’ administrative workloads as well as providing an accurate and immediate computerised record of crimes.
Scope / target population

Victims of reported crime, offenders, missing persons and persons involved in domestic violence incidents/applications/orders.

Coverage

n/a

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

Queensland. Full address and x y coordinates recorded

Data available for:
Queensland
Local Government Area (LGA)
Statistical local Area (SLA 2009 version)
Police boundaries

Frequency / Timing

Updated continually
Data published annually

Collection history

Collection commenced: June 2007

Breaks in series: no. Note that the date that various data items commenced will vary depending on the introduction of various legislation.

Other details: Crime reports recorded between December 1994 and June 2007 have been converted from Crime Recording Information System for Police (CRISP) to QPRIME. Prior to December 1994 crime reports were derived from data entered into the crime statistics database maintained by the Statistics Section of the former Information Management Bureau (and its precursors).

Data availability / Dissemination

Data is routinely published in Queensland Police Annual Reports and the Queensland Police Statistical Review. Access to additional data may be available free upon request, subject to security and privacy considerations.

Information about how to apply for an external Research Request is in http://www.police.qld.gov.au/services/research/
Information about right of Information can be found in http://www.police.qld.gov.au/rti/published/

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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