University of Toronto. Data Library Service

Title: Transition home survey (THS)

Series title: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS): justice statistics

Principal investigator(s): Statistics Canada. Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)

Producer: Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada. Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)

Date of creation: varies

Funding agency:

Collector:

Distributor: Statistics Canada. Data Liberation Initiative.

Date of distribution: varies

Access conditions/restrictions: University of Toronto faculty, students and staff, for academic research and teaching purposes only. See DLI licence.

Summary: The federal government's Family Violence Initiative (1991-1995) proposed a coordinated interdepartmental action plan targeting family violence on a number of different fronts. The Transition Home Survey was one of the activities undertaken to address the need for better national information on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada. In 1992, a onepage survey was used to gather basic information on services and clientele, and in 1993 a comprehensive survey was conducted in order to respond to requests for more detailed information. In 1995, selected questions from the 1992-93 Transition Home Survey were repeated to allow for a trend analysis of these important data points.

The survey frame for the Transition Home Survey was developed during consultations with the various provincial governments and associations and every effort was made to ensure that all facilities in operation at the time of the survey were included. It is possible, however, that residential facilities which began operation after the initial set of consultations were not included in the survey. While it is assumed that the number of omissions is minimal, it is impossible to estimate the impact of this under-reporting.

The survey for 1994-95 consisted of 10 questions. Questions 1 to 3 asked for information on the operation of the facility; questions 4 to 8 were aimed at providing a one-day snapshot of the clientele served on May 31, 1995; question 9 asked for information on annual admissions; and question 10 related to services to non-residents. It is unknown to what extent a one-day 'snapshot' accurately represents all women who used shelters throughout the year. Questions relating to the residents for the May 31, 1995 'snapshot' were completed by the administrative staff of the facilities. In many cases the individual client was not consulted and records of the facility may not have included the required detail and the replies could be considered as 'to the best of your knowledge' type responses of a second party.

Keywords: Crime and justice, Family violence, Victims and victimization

Geographic coverage: Canada, provinces and territories

Time period: 1995 - [latest]; biennial

Periodicity: biennial

Date(s) of collection:

Universe: This survey is a census of all residential agencies serving women who seek refuge due to situations of abuse and for other reasons. These may include, transition homes/shelters, second stage housing, safe home networks, satellites, women's emergency shelters, emergency shelters, Rural Family Violence Prevention Centres (Alberta only), Interim Housing (Manitoba only), Family Resource Centres, and any other residential facilities offering services to abused women with or without children.

Data type: aggregate time-series statistics

Sample: This survey is a census with a cross-sectional design and a longitudinal follow-up. Data are collected for all units of the target population, therefore no sampling is done

Mode of data collection: self-administered mail-back questionnaires

Citation: Statistics Canada. Municipal police force administration characteristics, 1986-2006 [computer file]. Ottawa, Ont.: Statistics Canada. Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)[producer]; Statistics Canada. Data Liberation Initiative [distributor], 2007

Extent of file: 3 data files (Beyond 20/20 format; number of logical records varies)

Notes:

Related data:
Other
files from Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)
Also available in CANSIM
Miscellaneous demographic characteristics (from CCJS)

Status:


Documentation & data:

Transition home survey 2008 ed. 2007 ed. 2006 ed. 2005 ed. 2002 ed. 2001 ed. 1995 ed.
Table 256-0013: number of admissions by type of shelter, every two years 1998-2008 1998-2006 1998-2004 1998,2000,2002      
Table 256-0014: women residing in shelters for reasons of abuse, by type of shelter, every two years   1998-2006 1998-2004 1998-2002      
Table 256-0015: abused women residing in shelters with or without their children, by type of shelter, every two years   1998-2006 1998-2004 1998-2002      
Table 256-0016: Changes in type of shelters over time, every two years   1998-2006 1998-2004 1998-2002      
Table 256-0017: women in shelters admitted for abuse, every two years (number and rate)   1998-2006 1998-2004 1998-2002      
Number of Shelters Operating and Responding to the Transition Home Survey by Province and Territory         Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Number of Shelters Operating and Responding to the Transition Home Survey by Facility Type     See thschng   Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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In-house Services Provided by Shelters to Children Residents, Ex-residents and Non-residents         Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Reason(s) for Admission to Shelters of Women Residents     See thsreas   Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Number of Women and their Children Residing in Shelters and the Reason(s) for Admission by Facility Type     See thsreas, thsstats, and thsshltr   Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Number of Women and their Children Residing in Shelters and the Reason(s) for Admission by Province and Territory     See thsreas, thsstats, and thsshltr   Terminated 1998/2000 1995
[Excel,
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In-house Services Provided by Shelters to Women Residents, Ex-residents and Non-residents         Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Characteristics of Abused Women Residing in Shelters by Age, Parental Status, Disability and Relationship to Abuser         Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Involvement of the Criminal Justice System by Province and Territory         Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Rate of women in shelters, admitted for reasons of abuse, every two years         Terminated 1998-2000 1995
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Requests for Services Received by Shelters from Ex-residents and Non-residents         Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Annual Admissions to Shelters by Province and Territory     See thsshltr,   Terminated 1998/2000 1995
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Bibliography

Juristat (STC 85-002-XIE/XPE)  
Later issues, vol. 16 no. 11 - [latest] see Statistics Canada web site
Additional issues of Juristat, vol. 16 no. 10 - [latest] DSP web server
Vol. 16 no. 10: Canadian crime statistics, 1995 js1610e.pdf
Vol. 16 no. 11: Homicide in Canada - 1995 js1611e.pdf
Vol. 16 no. 12: Criminal harassment js1612e.pdf
Vol. 17 no. 1: Sentencing in adult provincial courts js1701e.pdf
Vol. 17 no. 2: Street prostitution in Canada js1702e.pdf
Vol. 17 no. 3: Justice spending in Canada js1703e.pdf
Vol. 17 no. 4: Adult correctional services in Canada, 1995-1996 js1704e.pdf
Vol. 17 no. 5: Crime in major metropolitan areas, 1991-1995 js1705e.pdf
Vol. 19 no. 1: Illicit drugs and crime in Canada illicit_drug_j_e.pdf
Vol. 19 no. 11: Impaired driving in Canada, 1998 impaired_driv_j_e.pdf
Vol. 19 no. 12: Justice spending in Canada just_spend_j_e.pdf
Vol. 20 no. 11: Criminal harassment crim_harass_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 1: Canada's shelters for abused women, 1999-2000 (abstract) 99-00_can_shelters_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 2: Adult criminal court statistics, 1999-2000 (abstract) 99-00_adult_crim_court_stat_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 3: Youth court statistics, 1999-2000 (abstract) 99-00_youth%20court_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 4: Problem behaviour and delinquency in children and youth (abstract) pbd_youth_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 5: Adult correctional services in Canada, 1999-2000 (abstract) 99-00_adult_corr_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 6: Children witnessing family violence (abstract) child_witness_viol_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 7: Spousal violence after marital separation (abstract) separ_and_viol_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 8: Crime statistics in Canada, 2000 (abstract) 2000_crime_stat_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 9: Homicide in Canada, 2000 2000_homicid_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 10: Sentencing in adult criminal court, 1999-2000 (abstract) 99-00_adult_crim_court_sent_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 11: Crime comparisons between Canada and the United States (abstract) crime_comp_can_usa_j_e.pdf
Vol. 21 no. 12: Youth custody and community services in Canada, 1999-2000 (abstract) 99-00_yccs_j_e.pdf
Vol. 22 no. 6: Crime statistics in Canada, 2001 2001_crime_stat_j_e.pdf
Vol. 22 no. 7: Homicide in Canada, 2001 2001_homicid_j_e.pdf
Vol. 22 no. 8: Youth custody and community services in Canada, 2000/01 2000-2001_yccs_j_e.pdf
Vol. 22 no. 10: Adult correctional services in Canada, 2000-2001 2000-2001_adult_corr_j_e.pdf