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Data custodian: Northern Territory Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Contact: Strategic Services
Address: PO Box 39764, Winnellie, NT, 0821
Telephone: 08 8985 8813
Email: Police.Information @nt.gov.au. Attention – Director
Northern Territory Quarterly Crime and Justice Statistics, compiled and published by the Northern Territory Department of Justice:
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.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
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; economic abuse; social isolation; and spiritual 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 Police’s Best Practice Manual. This Manual is a guide for police officers on how information is to be recorded in PROMIS.
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
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) automatically capture all reported crime incidents and victimisation. All reports to police in Darwin and Alice Springs are automatically 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.
For the selected offences of interest, every distinct offence recorded in an incident in PROMIS is counted. The counting rule used for reporting purposes is based on the number of unique offences within a reported incident. 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.
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.