Improving police and justice data on intimate partner violence against women in the European Union
In 2017 and 2018, EIGE built on its previous efforts to improve the collection of comparable administrative data on violence against women across the EU. The main objectives of the research were to:
- Assess the quality and availability of administrative data on intimate partner violence (IPV) and rape collected by the police and justice sectors in each EU Member State;
- Assist Member States to provide regular, comparable data and to meet the monitoring requirements of international legal instruments (in particular the Victims’ Rights Directive and the Istanbul Convention).
Increased knowledge on the gaps in data on intimate partner violence and rape in EU Member States, and the challenges Member States face in collecting comparable data required in order to meet the reporting requirements of the Victims’ Rights Directive and the Istanbul Convention
- A set of 13 indicators on intimate partner violence were developed that can be used specifically by the police and the justice sectors.
- Two thematic factsheets on the importance of administrative data collection, challenges and recommendations to improve the process were developed for the police and justice sectors.
- 28 country factsheets were developed with existing information on the administrative data collection process in each Member State and data availability. Country-specific recommendations were also developed with specific actions to be taken that would improve administrative data collection on intimate partner violence.
- A specific set of recommendations to Eurostat were developed, aiming to support Member States to improve administrative data collection on intimate partner violence, in terms of the overall quality and reliability of data, availability, accessibility and comparability.
- A standardised tool to assist Member States in collecting data to populate EIGE’s proposed indicators on intimate partner violence.
This research took place during 2017 and 2018 and the results are expected to be published in 2019
The role of the judiciary in administrative data collection on intimate partner violence
The role of the police in administrative data collection on intimate partner violence
Indicators on intimate partner violence and rape for the police and justice sectors
Recommendations for the EU to improve data collection on intimate partner violence
Understanding intimate partner violence in the EU: the role of data
Police and justice sector data on intimate partner violence against women in the European Union