Rate of women in shelters to escape the abuse of a current or former spouse or common-law partner on April 16, 2008, Canada, provinces and territories
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|Province and territory||Total women in shelters to escape abuse of current or former spouse or partner||Population of married, common-law and separated1 women||Rate2 per 100,000 married, common-law and separated women|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||46||85||137,244||34|
|Prince Edward Island||10||77||35,678||28|
|Northwest Territories and Nunavut||27||96||14,751||183|
1. Separated includes persons currently married, but who are no longer living with their spouse (for any reason other than illness or work) and have not obtained a divorce. Persons who are separated but who live with a common-law partner are not included.
2. Rates are calculated based on 100,000 population. Population estimates are provided by Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Populations as of July 1: preliminary post-censal estimates for 2007.
Note: Comparisons across jurisdictions should be made with caution, as factors such as shelter capacity and availability can influence rates of usage. Moreover, usage rates should not be considered a proxy measure for the incidence of spousal violence in
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Transition Home Survey, 2007/2008.
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