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To provide national estimates on victims of a selected range of personal and household crimes, including whether victims reported these incidents to police, characteristics of victims and characteristics of their most recent incident. This publication provides headline indicators about the prevalence of victimisation in Australia for incidents that occurred over a 12 month period before the date of interview.
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Family and domestic violence is defined by the survey questions, which ask about experiences of physical assault and face-to face threatened assault.
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.
The MPHS is conducted throughout Australia as a supplement to the Labour Force Survey and interviews are conducted predominately by telephone. One randomly selected person per household, aged 15 years or over, was asked about whether they or their household had experienced selected personal household crimes, providing information about incidents that occurred over a 12 month period prior to the date of interview. Sexual assault data are only collected from people aged 18 years and over.
SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION
People aged 15 years and over who are a usual resident of a selected dwelling (scope is taken from the Labour Force Survey and modified for the MPHS).
Members of the permanent defence forces, certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments (customarily excluded from the census and estimated resident population), overseas residents in Australia and members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) are excluded. The MPHS also excludes:
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
The main publication and state/territory data cubes for selected data items can be downloaded free of charge from the ABS website. Additional tailored tables, providing more detail, or data items not included in the publication are available on request as a 'user pays' service.
Crime Victimisation, Australia 2011–12 (cat. no. 4530.0)
Microdata: Crime Victimisation, Australia 2011–12 (cat. no. 4530.0.55.002)
Crime Victimisation, Australia 2010–11 (cat. no. 4530.0)
Microdata: Crime Victimisation, Australia 2010–11 (cat. no. 4530.0.55.002)
Crime Victimisation, Australia 2009–10 (cat. no. 4530.0)
Microdata: Crime Victimisation, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 4530.0.55.002)
Crime Victimisation, Australia 2008–09 (cat. no. 4530.0)
Collection commenced: July 2008–June 2009
Breaks in series: No
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
Personal Safety Survey
Women's Safety Survey
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