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Family incidents

 

A family incident is an incident attended by Victoria Police where a Victoria Police Risk Assessment and Risk Management Report (also known as an L17 form) was completed.

Key movements in the number and rate of family incidents

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

% change 2013 to 2014

Number of family incidents

37,393

43,850

56,759

62,988

68,134

8.2%

Family incident rate per 100,000

684.7

791.8

1,007.7

1,097.5

1,165.8

6.2%

 

In 2014, there were 68,134 family incidents recorded by Victoria Police, rising by 8.2% from 62,988 incidents in 2013. This resulted in a family incident rate per 100,000 people in Victoria of 1,165.8. This was an increase of 6.2% from the previous year, and an increase of 70.3% from 2010.

Family incidents, January 2010 to December 2014

Family incidents, January 2010 to December 2014. For full data set please see family incidents data tables.

For more information on family incident rates by Local Government Area, please see the family incident data tables.

 

Demographic characteristics of affected family members

An ‘affected family member’ is the individual who is deemed to be affected by events occurring during the family incident. Where an affected family member has been affected by more than one other party within a family incident, they will be counted for each involvement. For example, where a family incident involves three affected family members and one other party, each affected family member will be counted separately, making a count of three. 

In 2014, 53,664 (75.4%) of the 71,146 affected family members were female, while 17,239 (24.2%) were male.

Affected family members by age and sex, January to December 2014

Affected family members by age and sex, January to December 2014. For full data set please see family incidents data tables.

Of the 53,664 female affected family members, 7,216 (13.4%) were aged between 25 – 29 years. Females aged between 20 – 44 years made up 64.4% (34,579) of female affected family members. The highest number of male affected family members were in the 40 – 44 year age group.

 

Demographic characteristics of other parties

The other individual involved in a family incident is referred to as the ‘other party’. The other party could be a current partner, former partner or a family member. Where the other party is involved with multiple affected family members, they will be counted for each involvement. For example, where a family incident involves one affected family member and two other parties, each other party will be counted separately, making a count of two.

In 2014, 54,960 (77.2%) of the 71,147 other parties were male, while 15,750 (22.1%) were female.

Other party by age and sex, January to December 2014

Other parties by age and sex, January to December 2014. For full data set please see family incidents data tables.

Of all other parties that were male, 69.2% (38.035) were aged between 20 and 44 years. The highest number of female other parties (8,093 or 11.4%) were aged between 30 – 34 years. Females aged between 20 to 39 years made up 52.1% (8,209) of all female other parties.

For more information on the demographic characteristics of affected family members and other parties, please see the family incident data tables.


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Author: Crime Statistics Agency
Publisher: Crime Statistics Agency
Date of Publication: March, 2015
Copyright: Creative commons logo This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

 

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