Table 6
Reasons for seeking shelters, Canada, April 16, 2008

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Table 6
Reasons for seeking shelters, Canada, April 16, 2008
Table summary
This table displays the results of Reasons for seeking shelters. The information is grouped by Reasons appearing as row headers and is grouped by Women residing in shelters appearing as column headers, calculated using number and percentage as a unit of measure.
Reasons Women residing
in shelters
number percentage1
Psychological abuse 2,798 65.0
Physical abuse 2,349 55.0
Threats 1,658 39.0
Financial abuse 1,550 36.0
Harassment 1,209 28.0
Sexual abuse 1,040 24.0
Protection of children from
Witnessing abuse of mother 1,065 25.0
Psychological abuse 842 20.0
Physical abuse 523 12.0
Threats 433 10.0
Neglect 314 7.0
Sexual abuse 171 4.0
Other types of abuse 368 9.0
Housing problem
Unable to find affordable housing 1,379 32.0
Shorting-term housing problem 826 19.0
Housing emergency 525 12.0
Mental health problems 945 22.0
Drug and alcohol addiction 880 21.0
Other reasons - total 272 6.0
Reason unknown 31 1.0
Total women residing in shelters 4,273
… not applicable
1. Due to multiple responses, the sum of the percentages does not equal 100.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Transition Home Survey, 2007/2008.
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