Relationship of victim to offender


The CSA publishes victim report data by relationship of the victim to offender. There are five main relationship types: Current partner, Former partner, Family member, Non-family member and Not known to victim. Each of these types contains a number of relationship types.

See the table below for a listing of each relationship as recorded by Victoria Police.


Current partner

Former partner

Family member

Non-family member

Not known to victim

Spouse Former spouse Parent/child Acquaintance Not known to victim
Defacto Former boyfriend/girlfriend Step parent/child Co-resident  
Gay or lesbian domestic partner   Sibling Employer/employee  
Boyfriend/girlfriend   Other lineal relationship Neighbour  
      Other known person