Social Work Statistics

Community and Neighbourhood Data

See: Windsor and Area Statistics (has general tips as well as Windsor sources) See: Canadian Census Data

The Statistics Canada tool GeoSearch lets you use a map interface to zoom in on an area of interest. When you reach a high enough level of zooming streets and street names will become visible to allow you to pinpoint the exact location. You need to pick a level of geography such as census dissemination areas or census tracts; they will become available to select after you zoom in far enough. The "additional data" tab lets you download detailed census data for the selected area. You can only download one area at a time; if you need to merge multiple areas into a larger neighbourhood, proceed with caution.

Canadian Statistics on Domestic Violence, Child Welfare and Crime

Statistics Canada

Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile 2011 Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends 2006

Other national sources of statistics

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Includes the Canadian Incidence Studies of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal

Child Welfare Services

Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect
Conducted in 1998, 2003, and 2008. This is a sample survey of Child Welfare Services in Canada. Randomly selected agencies reported on cases opened during a three-month period.

Victim Services data

Criminal / Justice data

Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey Homicide Survey Adult Criminal Court Survey Department of Justice – Family Violence Initiative
Includes summary data and some research reports

U.S. Statistics

Center for Disease Control

Child Maltreatment Data Sources Intimate Partner Violence Data Sources 
includes the National Violence Against Women Survey Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Other sources

Administration for Children and Families
Data on foster care, child abuse and neglect, and general welfare of children National Data Analysis System from the Child Welfare League of America
An interactive database of child welfare statistics Child Welfare Information
Gateway Includes the former National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Bureau of Justice Statistics FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Criminal / Justice data

International Statistics

Basic and Summary Sources

U.N. Crime Statistics
Police-reported and Criminal Justice System data The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics from the U.N.
Includes data compiled from national and international surveys on violence against women International Crime Victim Survey The European Survey on Crime and Safety.

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