AODstats compiles results from alcohol and other drug(AOD)-related primary and secondary data sources available in Victoria. Data includes the following datasets (indicators):
The Victoria Police collate statistics on the number of reported incidents recorded for a variety of offence types on the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) via the Crime Statistics Agency, a computerised database established in 1993. Reported incidents of assault and family incidents (a measure of domestic violence) are recorded along with information on the location of the assault
The Cause of Death Unit Record File (COD URF) data file holds information on all deaths, which are coded from death certificates compiled by the collective jurisdictional Registries of Birth, Deaths and Marriages, and State and Chief Coroners, using ICD10 codes. Since 2007, the Australian Coordinating Registry (ACR) for obtaining COD URF is the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM).
The VicRoads Road Network Database (RNDB) is compiled from forms completed by Victoria Police, detailing each crash, including location, persons and vehicles involved. Serious road injury (SRI) data files are downloaded from VicRoads CrashStats (an online interactive statistics and mapping application for road crashes).
Unit level, liquor licence data obtained from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is used. Data is based on premises address.
The Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) data have been collated from the Australian NSP Survey. It is an annual cross-sectional survey of NSP attendees across Australia that forms the basis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) surveillance among people who inject drugs in Australia. Data is obtained from the Victorian Department of Health.
More information on the data sources and methods used can be found in the link below