4529.0 - Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2013  
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Many potential data sources are useful in relation to the element of 'Incident/Experience'. These include, crime and justice sources, health and welfare sectors, child protection authorities (in relation to child sexual abuse, and as a source of information regarding children witnessing violence) and sources of administrative by-product data from service providers as well as targeted telephone help lines (such as 1800 RESPECT).

A basic set of socio-demographic information about victims and perpetrators may include:

  • gender;
  • age, at time of incident/time of reporting;
  • marital status;
  • family type, household type;
  • membership of population groups of interest;
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status;
  • ethnicity, identified through proficiency in spoken english, ancestry, country of birth, and/or year of arrival in Australia;
  • employment status;
  • socioeconomic status;
  • living arrangements at time of incident; and
  • educational attainment.
Other information related to an incident and common to understanding of both victim and perpetrator, include:
  • substance use/abuse associated with incident;
  • mental health;
  • disability;
  • previous family, domestic and sexual violence victimisation;
  • location of the violent event;
  • prior offence history of perpetrator; and
  • nature of the relationship between victim and perpetrator.

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