4529.0.00.003 - Foundation for a National Data Collection and Reporting Framework for family, domestic and sexual violence, 2014  
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This data item captures information about the type (or types) of violent behaviour that was experienced by a person during the most recent event of family, domestic and sexual violence (for example, physical, verbal or sexual assault, threatening behaviour, stalking, psychological and economic abuse).


This information can improve the understanding of the prevalence of various violent behaviours experienced within families, and across a variety of relationships. This can lead to improved resource allocation and improved service delivery through targeted responses for different forms of violence.


Where a person has experienced multiple forms of violence within the one event, all types of violence experienced during the incident should be recorded. The ‘Type/s of Violence’ recorded will differ depending on the nature of the recording agency.


There is no specific standard for this data item; however an example of possible categories for types of violence is included below.
ABS – Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC), 2011 (cat. no. 1234.0)

Further development may be needed to ensure a comprehensive range of family, domestic and sexual violence behaviours are included. Some forms of violence are not specified in legislation or may not be fully encompassed within legislation (for example, verbal or emotional abuse). The ABS publication Defining the data challenge outlines a comprehensive list of types of violence and associated behaviours that should be considered for inclusion.

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