Victims of Violence and their contacts to hospitals, 2006-2012
Voldsofres kontakt til sygehuse, 2006-2012
Issues in terms of retrieving raw data
Everything is based on strictly defined methodology, based on legal recommendations.
Draw also on survey data
Used as indicator
- Monitoring (trend data)
Data available on
- Marital status
Relationship with perpetrator
This statistical product does not collect information on Perpetrator
Deaths related violence, development of emergency departments contacts 1995-2012, location, gender, age, body part exposed to violence, injury mechanism (stroke, burns, use of weapons, etc.). Until 2009 relation to the perpetrator.
Criminal statistics on sexual violence
Criminal statistical data included
Frequency of updating
With the Danish Health and Medicines Authority being responsible procedures ensure that all inquiries in the emergency rooms of hospitals are registered. Accuracy depends on reporting and how data is encoded. Not all hospitals are equally accurate. It also depends on whether the hospital has focused on getting violence register to get asked about the cause of the injury.
DKR - Det Kriminalpræventive Råd (The Crime Prevention Council) has asked SIF-Statens Institut for Folkesundhed (National Institute of Public Health) to make this report in order to get a clear picture about the number of cases of violence in the emergency rooms of hospitals.
Quality assurance process
There is attention on sources of error. All hospital visits are registered, but it depends on the awareness of health staff and patient openness whether violence is registered as such only .
Good. The statistical product does not give the full picture of violence in Denmark, but of those who contact hospitals. All contacts with hospitals are registered with the Social Security number (CPR), which makes it possible to link with other records.
Good. The health system register the cases regular and report to the central patient registry weekly. The report is made every half year.
- Over time
No plans. In 2014 a decision in DKR will be made whether to continue, renew or do something else.