4533.0 - Directory of Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics, 2018  
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA POLICE STATISTICS

DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection Type
  • Administrative by-product
Geographic Coverage
  • South Australia
  • Postcode
Frequency
  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
Data Availability
  • Public

CONTACT DETAILS

Data custodian: South Australia Police
Telephone: (08) 7322 4093
Email: SAPOLEnquiries@police.sa.gov.au
Web Address: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/

DESCRIPTION

South Australia Police publishes crime statistics for offences against the person and offences against property on a monthly and quarterly basis.

Monthly statistics published on the South Australia Police website include the number of offences reported or becoming known to police over the previous 12 months. This state-wide summary includes offences against the person and offences against property, including sexual offences and offences related to family and domestic abuse incidents.

Quarterly statistics are published on the South Australian Government Data Directory website in more detail. For privacy reasons, the exact date that a domestic abuse-related offence was reported is not disclosed, while offence location is provided only at postcode level. Sexual offence locations are not disclosed.

COLLECTION HISTORY

Collection commenced: 2018
Breaks in series: No
Other details

COLLECTION METHODOLOGY

Offences reported or becoming known to police are recorded and extracted from South Australia Police systems.

SCOPE AND COVERAGE

Offences reported to and recorded by South Australia Police state-wide.

DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

In South Australia the term ‘domestic abuse’ is used. The Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 defines an act of abuse as any act against a person that results in, or is intended to result in:
  • physical injury; or
  • emotional or psychological harm; or
  • an unreasonable and non-consensual denial of financial, social or personal autonomy; or
  • damage to property in the ownership or possession of the person or used or otherwise enjoyed by the person.

The Act further defines an act of abuse as domestic abuse if it is committed by a defendant against a person with whom the defendant is, or was formerly, in a relationship. Individuals are taken to be in a relationship if:
  • they are married to each other; or
  • they are domestic partners; or
  • they are in some other form of intimate personal relationship in which their lives are interrelated and the actions of one affects the other; or
  • one is the child, stepchild or grandchild, or is under the guardianship, of the other (regardless of age); or
  • one is a child, stepchild or grandchild, or is under the guardianship, of a person who is or was formerly in a relationship with the other under paragraph (a), (b) or (c) (regardless of age); or
  • one is a child and the other is a person who acts in loco parentis in relation to the child; or
  • one is a child who normally or regularly resides or stays with the other; or
  • they are brothers or sisters or brother and sister; or
  • they are otherwise related to each other by or through blood, marriage, a domestic partnership or adoption; or
  • they are related according to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander kinship rules or are both members of some other culturally recognised family group; or
  • one is the carer (within the meaning of the Carers Recognition Act 2005) of the other.

DEFINITION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Sexual assault and related offences - includes aggravated sexual assault, non-aggravated sexual assault and non-assaultive sexual offences. These are further defined in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (cat. no. 1234.0).

DATA AVAILABILITY AND DISSEMINATION

Monthly state-level statistics available for download:

https://www.police.sa.gov.au/about-us/crime-statistics-map

Quarterly postcode-level statistics available for download:

https://data.sa.gov.au/data/organization/south-australia-police

PUBLICATIONS

N/A

HOW THE STATISTICAL COLLECTION INFORMS NATIONAL DATA INITIATIVES

This section provides an overview of if/how the statistical collection informs or aligns with key initiatives relating to family, domestic, and sexual violence statistics. These assessments are not an ABS endorsement or indication of data quality, but are intended to assist readers in determining whether the data will meet their data needs.

Relationship to 'Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence'

The summary table below is designed to indicate whether the data source informs the six statistical elements outlined in Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2013 (cat. no. 4529.0).

FDV - Family and domestic violence data
SV - Sexual violence data

STATISTICAL ELEMENTS
DATA AVAILABILITY
Context
Environmental factors
Psycho-social factors
Risk
FDV & SV
Community prevalence
Community incidence
FDV & SV
Incident/Experience
Characteristics of incident
Responses
Formal responses
Informal responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research, and Evaluation

Relationship to the 'Foundation for a National Data Collection and Reporting Framework for Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence'

The three tables below provide an indication of which data items can be informed by the data source. The data items have been conceptually grouped into the key information units - Person, Event, and Transaction - as described in the Foundation for a National Data Collection and Reporting Framework for Family, Domestic, and, Sexual Violence, 2014 (cat. no. 4529.0.00.003).

PERSON

FDV - Family and domestic violence data
SV - Sexual violence data

DATA ITEMS
DATA AVAILABILITY
Victim/Respondent
Perpetrator
Socio-demographic
Sex
Age
Indigenous status
Cultural and linguistic diversity
Marital status
Disability status
Employment status
Educational attainment
Socioeconomic status
Mental health
Other

EVENT

FDV - Family and domestic violence data
SV - Sexual violence data

DATA ITEMS
DATA AVAILABILITY
Location
FDV
Home/residential location
Workplace/place of study
Public transport
At a place of entertainment or recreation
Other public place
Other
FDV
incident postcode
Relationship
Current partner/spouse
Previous partner/spouse
Boyfriend/girlfriend/date
Parent
Child
Sibling
Other relative/family member
Other known person
Stranger
Other
Other characteristics
Weapon use
Alcohol/other substance involved
Physical injuries sustained
Hospitalisation
Other

TRANSACTION

FDV - Family and domestic violence data
SV - Sexual violence data

DATA ITEMS
DATA AVAILABILITY
Detection and prosecution
Police
Courts
Corrections
Other
Formal support
Police
Doctor/other health professional
Counsellor/social worker/mental health professional
Legal/financial service
Refuge/shelter/resource centre
Government housing/community services
Other
Informal support
Friend/family member
Pastoral care
Helpline
Other