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Women's shelters

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Women's shelters

The purpose of these statistics is to provide information about women and children at women's shelters in accordance with section 109 of the Services Act. These statistics is published for the first time in Statistics Denmark for 2017 and includes women and children enrolled at women's shelters from the 1st of January 2017.

Statistical presentation

These statistics are a yearly measurement of the number of stays, and the number of women and children enrolled at women's shelters. The statistics are grouped by age, place of residence, origin and duration of the stay.

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Statistical processing

Data for these statistics are collected quarterly from the individual women's shelters. Collected data are validated for repetition. The statistics are supplied with background information about the women's education, country of origin etc. The women can choose to be anonymous. Therefore it is necessary to use not current data. The validated data are then aggregated to the final statistical output.

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The Ministry for Social Affairs and Senior Citizens has asked Statistics Denmark to collect and publish statistics about residence at the women's shelters in Denmark. The statistics will be used to strength the broadness at the social area.

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Accuracy and reliability

A total census has been used, which includes all women at 18 years and above and children, who have stayed at women's shelters in accordance with section 109 of the Services Act. In the survey about 7 percent of the population has been reported anonymously, which gives some uncertainty. For these there cannot be calculated women with repeated stays and variables about municipalities etc. The women's shelters report in excel, where the shelter report CPR number for the woman and children. It has been tried to clean for this with donor imputation. This might be a source of errors.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics is published about 10 month after the end of the reference period.

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The statistics is compiled since 2017. It can be compared with the yearly statistics from the The National Board of Social Services and the National organization of women’s shelters in Denmark. Sweden also have statistics about violated women.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics will be published in a Danish press release in the autumn of 2021. In the StatBank, these statistics can be found under the subject Adults receiving social benefits. For further information, go to the subject page.

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