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To record information on criminal charges.
The CRIMCASE system is used to record details of criminal matters lodged in South Australian courts. The system also records outcomes of criminal hearings.
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Domestic Violence Act 1994 defines the following grounds for making a domestic violence restraining order:
(a) if the defendant causes personal injury to a member of the defendant's family; or
(b) if the defendant causes damage to property of a member of the defendant's family; or
(c) if on two or more separate occasions—
(i) the defendant follows a family member; or
(ii) the defendant loiters outside the place of residence of a family member or some other place frequented by a family member; or
(iii) the defendant enters or interferes with property occupied by, or in the possession of, a family member; or
(iv) the defendant—
(A) gives or sends offensive material to a family member or leaves offensive material where it will be found by, given to, or brought to the attention of a family member; or
(B) publishes or transmits offensive material by means of the internet or some other form of electronic communication in such a way that the offensive material will be found by, or brought to the attention of, a family member; or
(iva) the defendant communicates with a family member, or to others about a family member, by way of mail, telephone (including associated technology), facsimile transmission or the internet or some other form of electronic communication; or
(v) the defendant keeps a family member under surveillance; or
(vi) the defendant engages in other conduct,
so as to reasonably arouse in a family member apprehension or fear of personal injury or damage to property or any significant apprehension or fear.
A family member in relation to a defendant is defined as including a spouse or former spouse of the defendant; a domestic partner or former domestic partner of the defendant; a child of whom the defendant, their spouse, former spouse, domestic partner of former domestic partner has custody; or a child who normally or regularly resides with the defendant, their spouse, former spouse, domestic partner of former domestic partner.
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.
Information is received electronically from Police Prosecutions or entered manually for lodgements received from the Director of Public Prosecutions and private parties.
SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION
People charged with a criminal offence in South Australia.
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
Collection commenced: 1990
Break in series: no
Other details: n/a
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
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