The 2019 data release includes aggregate statistics on services provided by shelters and stories that illustrate the positive impact of shelters on the lives of families as well as the context in which shelters are operating. We want to highlight the scale of Alberta’s ongoing domestic violence epidemic while showing how shelters transform lives.
The 39 members of Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) collect data on every woman they serve so we can tell women’s stories. Shelters also employ the Danger Assessment tool to determine a woman’s risk of being killed by her intimate partner. The data is alarming. Today, nearly 2/3 of women entering shelter are at a severe or extreme risk of being killed. This is higher than at any other time in the past seven years.
The data paints a clear picture of domestic violence in Alberta. This is not one woman’s problem, or just one family’s. It is everyone’s problem, and we can solve it together.View Data Release