In March 2016, the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (Royal Commission) concluded a 13-month inquiry and handed down a list of 227 recommendations, all of which were accepted by the Government.
Among these findings were a selection of recommendations that specifically related to the collection, recording and reporting of data on the incidence and characteristics of family violence in Victoria.
Recommendation 205 specified that the Crime Statistics Agency undertake the maintenance and development of "the Victorian Family Violence Database and consider
what additional data sets should be incorporated in the database, how links between all relevant data sets can be created, and how the database can otherwise be developed."
In this portal you can access an updated set of Family Violence Database dashboards containing interactive visualisations of key measures of family violence, detailed Excel data tables with these key measures available to download and explanatory materials and definitions for the information in these pages.
Access interactive dashboards showing key measures from the Family Violence Database.
Download the detailed Excel data tables with key measures extracted from the 2017-18 Family Violence Database.
Explanatory notes, definitions and terminology used in the Family Violence Database.