Family Violence Indicators: Can national administrative data sets be used to measure trends in family violence in New Zealand?

Family Violence Indicators: Can national administrative data sets be used to measure trends in family violence in New Zealand? cover
Date published
5 Mar 2014
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Good quality, reliable outcome indicators can be used to monitor trends, identify emerging problems, create awareness, guide legislative and policy reforms, and ensure adequate provision of services. 

This report assesses whether the administrative data sources collected by the Ministries of Health, Justice, Social Development (CYF) and the Police are suitable for providing outcome indicators to measure trends in the frequency of family violence events in the community.

The report recommends a provisional set of indicators as measures of trends in family violence as recorded by government agencies and also proposes a theoretical definition of family violence as a starting point for discussion.  It also recommends ways to improve the quality of the data currently collected.

Last update: 17 Jun 2015