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 family violence data, detailed Excel data tables, interactive infographics with key statistics on family violence in geographic areas 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 2020-21 Family Violence Database.
Access interactive infographics showing key measures from the Family Violence Database by local government area and region.
Explanatory notes, definitions and terminology used in the Family Violence Database.
Showing family violence trends in Victoria through the COVID-19 pandemic