4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2013  
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Purpose
Description
Definition of family and domestic violence
Relationship to Defining the data challenge for family, domestic and sexual violence (cat. no. 4529.0)
Family and domestic violence related content (data items collected)
Collection methodology
Scope / Target population
Coverage
Data availability / Dissemination
Publications
Collection history
Other directory data sources held by this agency

INTERNATIONAL CRIME VICTIM SURVEY (ICVS)

DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection typeGeographic coverageFrequencyData availability
  • Survey
  • National
  • Once only
  • Detailed publication/report publicly available


DETAILED METADATA

Contact details

Data custodianAustralian Institute of Criminology
Contact Information Manager
AddressGPO Box 2944, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone02 6260 9221
Facsimile 02 6260 9201
EmailJanine.chandler@aic.gov.au
Internethttp://www.aic.gov.au
Source linkhttp://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tbp/1-20/tbp003.aspx
PURPOSE
To monitor crime and perceptions of crime and criminal justice systems across the world.

DESCRIPTION

The International Crime Victims Survey is a standardised instrument for monitoring crime and perceptions of crime and criminal justice systems world-wide, independently of information from official administrative sources.

DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

No formal definition of family and domestic violence is used. Family and domestic violence offences are identified by the relationship of the victim to the perpetrator as reported by the victim.

Aspects of family and domestic violence captured in the data are:
  • physical abuse; and
  • sexual abuse

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.

Conceptual Framework
Amount of Information Available
Element/Sub–element
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental factors
Psycho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Incident/event
Responses
Formal responses
Informal responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED CONTENT (data items collected)

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:
1. Context;
2. Person;
3. Incident/Event; and
4. Transaction.

Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.

Context

Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit. Person

Data Items
Respondent
(Victim)1
Perpetrator
Secondary
(Victim)
Residential location
Age
Sex
Indigenous status
Disability status
Country of birth
Language spoken
Employment status
Education
Income
Socio-economic status
Mental illness
Other: (dwelling type)
[1] Respondent may or may not have experienced family and domestic violence. Incident/event

Data Items
Available
Location of incident/event
Residential location
Workplace
Educational institution
Public Place
Other Location (near own home; elsewhere in: local area; Australia or overseas)
Relationship between parties
Current partner
Previous partner
Boyfriend/girlfriend/date
Parent
Child
Sibling
Other relatives
Other member of household
Personal/financial dependency
Other
Other Characteristics
Weapon used
Type of weapon
Physical injury sustained
Type of injury sustained
Pregnancy
Alcohol/substance use
Prior history of victimisation/offending
Change to routine
Time off work/economic costs
Perceptions of behaviour as criminal
Other
Transaction

Data Items
Available
Detection
Reported to police
Reasons not reported to police
Satisfaction with police response
Application for violence order
Violence order issued
Offender charged
Offender went to court
Offender sentence type
Child protection involvement
Other
Formal support
Services used/referral to services
Medical treatment/type
Counselling
Legal
Financial
Housing/accommodation
Crisis
Other (what support was considered useful)
Informal Support
Family/friends
Minister/priest
Telephone service
Other
COLLECTION METHODOLOGY

Respondents were randomly selected using the ‘White Pages plus 1’ method to include not yet listed and unlisted numbers. Interviews were conducted by telephone. Data collection was conducted by Roy Morgan Research. One person per household was selected using the ‘next birthday’ method.

A total of 21,620 telephone numbers were dialled. After taking account of refusals, terminations, appointments not met and calls terminated due to language problems, a total of 3,031 completed and useable interviews were obtained. This represented a response rate of 49.5 per cent relative to eligible numbers, and 56.5 per cent relative to eligible respondents.

The survey was designed as a stratified random sample. The strata consisted of the urban and rural areas of the mainland states, and the urban areas of Tasmania. The Northern Territory was included as part of rural South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory as part of rural New South Wales. To ensure that the sample was representative of the target population, strict quotas were imposed for the areas, and “loose” quotas were imposed in terms of sex and age during the first stage of the survey.

SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION

Adults aged 16 years and over.

COVERAGE

Those suffering illness or disability, deaf or otherwise unable to respond to telephone, including those without a landline, were excluded. Homeless people and those living in group facilities or institutions were also excluded.

DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION

Published report.

PUBLICATIONS

The Australian component of the 2000 International Crime Victims Survey (ICVS)

COLLECTION HISTORY

Collection commenced: 1989

Break in series: no

Other details: n/a

OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY

International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS)