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To record outcomes of criminal court appearances.
Queensland Wide Inter-linked Courts (QWIC) records details of court appearances (e.g. dates, court location of appearance) for criminal matters as well as outcomes of court appearances (e.g. sentences). In terms of domestic violence criminal offences, only breaches of DV orders are able to be identified. Other domestic violence related offences (e.g. assaults) are not able to be identified as to whether or not they relate to domestic violence.
QWIC also records information relating to applications for DV orders (e.g. date of court appearance, result of court appearance, orders made, etc.). There is no link in the system between criminal matters and applications for DV orders. There is also no ‘single person identifier’ in QWIC, therefore history of offending is not available.
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Family and domestic violence is defined by the Domestic and Family violence Protection Act 1989. The Act covers physical, emotional and financial violence and abuse committed in spousal, intimate personal, family and informal care relationships.
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.
 Available for domestic violence application orders only.
 Place of birth if provided by Queensland Police.
Matters are entered into the QWIC system and finalised by a clerk. A registrar then verifies the finalisation and all details on QWIC by ticking the ‘verified’ box. Only ‘verified’ records can be accessed for statistical purposes.
SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION
Criminal defendants in Queensland courts and applicants and respondents in DV order application matters.
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
Data is published in court annual reports. Access to unpublished data may be available on request. A data request form can be downloaded from: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/media-and-the-public/courts-statistical-information
Legislative restrictions affect the information that can be provided. These include requests for data containing personal information, which will be referred to the Right to Information and Privacy Unit for assessment.
Note that Queensland Department of Communities also reports QWIC data in its role administering Domestic Violence legislation.
Queensland Courts Statistical Information
Collection commenced: October 2000
Break in series: no
Other details: n/a
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
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