Experience of Violence
INDICATOR PHRASING: % of people in project area who have suffered from physical violence over the last 4 months perpetrated by someone outside of the household
What is its purpose?
To assess the level of violence within a community as a means of tracking the overall security of an area
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Collected as part of a community survey. Possible survey question could be: ' have you experienced physical violence, such as being hit or beaten by someone within the last 30 days' If the answer is yes a follow up question should be asked to identify whether this was by someone from within the household or someone outside. This helps to differentiate between levels of domestic violence and violence taking place in the wider community.
For analysis a simpe percentage should be taken of the number of respondents reporting that they have experienced violence. Care should be taken in deciding whether this percentage applies to just those surveyed or whther it can be ascribed to the population as a whole. This will depend on the design of the survey and whether it was a represnetative sample of the population.
Gender and age group as standard. Depending on context and design the data could also be disaggregated by other relevent social identity markers.