Family and domestic violence is a significant social and policy issue that has profound psychological and financial impacts on the individual, their friends and family, and on the local and broader community.
Awareness of the incidence and prevalence of family and domestic violence has been increasing. However accurate data to support the development of policy, services and responses for victims and perpetrators is still lacking.
This Framework has:
- described issues in the collection of FDV data, for example the terminology and legislation;
- outlined elements of a definition of FDV
- conceptualised the data elements that are required to describe FDV; and
- identified the research and police questions within each element of the framework.
In doing so the Framework will allow for a better understanding of FDV concepts, and the relationships between these concepts, that require measurement, and for identifying data gaps.