National Database on Violence Against Women and the report "Violence in close relationships"
Issues in terms of retrieving raw data
The raw data is not available for the public
Draw also on survey data
Used as indicator
Data available on
- Marital status
Relationship with perpetrator
- Marital status
Victim data: age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, civil status, level of education, occupation, household. Offender data: Relationship with the offender, gender, age. Incident data: Type of violence, injury, site of incident (in or outside the home), hour of the day at the time of the incident.
Criminal statistics on sexual violence
Criminal statistical data included
Rape; statistics on other forms of sexual violence can be obtained through the Criminal Registry.
Depending on the data source - generally annually. SUSY . The National Health Interview Survey is carried out every fourth year approximately.
Frequency of updating
Depending on the source.
The validation of each registry and survey is performed by the individual authority or organisation carrying out the data collection.
Data extracted from each individual registry
Quality assurance process
The national data registries and surveys are approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency
No information. The number of cases of partner violence is under reported in the national crime and health registries. SUSY- The National Health Interview Survey is a clear indicator on this, as the majority of the women, who answer yes to having been exposed to domestic violence, are answering no to having reported the violence to the police or having been in contact with an emergency department or a women's shelter.
No information. The strength is the possibility to combine data from different registries with the population from interview surveys based on the CPR-codes on individuals (Central Personal Register code). The limitation is, that the Criminal Registry does not record the relationship between the victim and offender and the National Patient Registry does not have a specific code for partner or domestic violence, but only for to violence or accidents.
Limitations. As the database is updated annually there will normally be a timeliness of one to two years. The report is published every fourth year.
- Over time
No information available
The databases mentioned earlier