A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
While the ABS has been involved in the development of a number of conceptual and statistical frameworks in the area of social statistics, the issues surrounding FDV do not fit easily into existing frameworks. Family and domestic violence therefore requires the development of a specific, detailed framework as it crosses a number of areas of concern and is best considered as a multi-disciplinary issue.
The Framework provides for:
- data to support the analysis of the current status of FDV as an area of social concern;
- data to support measurement of the activity and performance of the various systems that provide responses to FDV; and
- data to support the measurement of changes over time in the field of FDV.
Various units of analysis are applicable, for individual victims and offenders; from examination of specific responses and services, to analysis of communities.