Focused on Women and Men
Zaostřeno na ženy a muže
Issues in terms of retrieving raw data
The raw data are not available
Draw also on survey data
Used as indicator
- Monitoring (trend data)
Policy making - For example, data were used when the National Action Plan for Preventing Domestic Violence was drafted. Also, the Ministry of Justice refers to them when proposing new legislation.
Data available on
- Marital status
Relationship with perpetrator
- Marital status
Gender of the victim; type of crime (according to TSK codes, see Annex IV of the Final Report); relationship between the victim and the offender (only for DV and rape); age of victim (only for DV, rape and sexual assault; for sexual assault only two categories 0-18 years, 19-97 years); age of offender (only for DV and rape); citizenship of offender (only for DV and rape, Czech - foreigner); consequences of the incident (only for DV, death, injury etc.)
Criminal statistics on sexual violence
Criminal statistical data included
Victims of crime on the territory of the Czech Republic in 2011, which shows type of criminal offence and sex of the victim, provides statistics on sexual violence as defined in Annex II of the Final Report. Table 6 - 2. Selected offences: by sex and age of victim 2000 - 2011 provides statistics on sexual abuse, but not on sexual coercion.
Frequency of updating
With respect to the VAW, we do not have anything specific. It always depends on a particular expert that s/he knows which data can be used and which are on the edge (sample error is too high). I think that I can speak for the institution – data which are not dependable are not published.
Czech Statistical Office on annual basis request selected data from the Police presidium and from the Ministry of Justice. However, data requested from the Ministry of Justice are not relevant to VAW.
Quality assurance process
The informant: "With respect to the VAW, we do not have anything specific. It always depends on a particular expert that s/he knows which data can be used and which are on the edge (sample error is too high). I think that I can speak for the institution – data which are not dependable are not published."
Mixed. Strengths: "We can guarantee as CZO that the data which we publish are interpretable, comparable, also internationally, which are solid. And even though there are questions for which we would need further and further statistics, we are positive that at least the basic statistics are solid." Data are acquired from the respectable source with proper validation procedures. Limitations: "We have data from various sources and these sources are often incompatible, incomparable and cannot be interconnected; i.e. we are limited." The informant talks in general, but his answer does apply to VAW data as well. Further, he is aware that official data capture only a tip of the iceberg of VAW, only the reported cases.
Good. The statistical product seems to be reliable within its scope.
Good. This depends on one's opinion. I think that annual publication of statistics is sufficient considering the length of the legislative process and standard operation of the relevant organizations (Police, Ministry of Justice).
- Over time
According to its editor, the product is improved continually: “We try to improve our statistics through the mentioned editorial boards. We look for ideas what would make the statistics better. So, there were changes during the last ten years, new data were included. We always indicate this in the foreword of the publication.” However, no changes of the product occurred within the last three years.