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 Data available for NT, urban and remote areas and 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).
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.
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.
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; and economic 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's Police Practice and Procedure Manual. This is a guide for police officers on how information is to be recorded in PROMIS.
Aspects of family and domestic violence captured in the data are:
RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)
The summary table below is designed to indicate the amount of information available for each of the six elements outlined in Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2013 (cat. no. 4529.0). This is a subjective assessment made by the ABS about the data collected and is not an indication of data quality.
The following tables provide a detailed analysis of the availability of specified data elements in the data source. The data items have been grouped into four counting units:
3. Incident/Event; and
Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.
Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.
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) capture all reported crime incidents and victimisation. All reports to police through the call centre are 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.
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.
All reported incidents of family violence are recorded in PROMIS.
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
Northern Territory Quarterly Crime and Justice Statistics, compiled and published by the Northern Territory Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
Collection commenced: PROMIS commenced in the NT in 1999, with a significant data collection modification in April 2007. As such, it is difficult to compare data from these two periods. Additionally, assorted modifications have occurred within the system over its life.
Break in series: no
Other details: n/a
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
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