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Women’s shelters

How many women and children stay at a refuge for abused women? In the statistics on women’s shelters, you can, among other things, find the number of registered women and children at shelters according to section 109 of the Consolidation Act on Social Services. The statistics also contain information on the women's country of origin, the duration of their stays and how many stays there are with children accompanying them.

Selected statistics on Womens shelters

This page shows selected popular statistics on the subject of Womens shelters. In Statbank Denmark, you can find more data and compile your own statistics.

Duration of stays at women's shelters

This figure shows how many days women and children stay in women’s shelters.
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Last update
9.10.2023
Next update
26.6.2024
Source data

Every quarter, the individual women's crisis centers report data about the women and their possibly brought children who are registered and/or discharged from the center. The statistics include all stays registered during the year. The reported data contains information about each stay at the individual center, including the social security number of the woman and any children brought along, as well as the date of enrolment. If the stay has ended, a date for discharge is also indicated. If the woman wants her and/or her children to be anonymous, a fictitious social security number is used. The collected data is supplemented with information from the population statistics register in Statistics Denmark.

Women staying at women's shelters distributed by country of origin.

This figure shows the distribution of women of Danish origin as well as immigrants and descendants.
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Last update
9.10.2023
Next update
26.6.2024
Source data

Every quarter, the individual women's crisis centers report data about the women and their possibly brought children who are registered and/or discharged from the center. The statistics include all stays registered during the year. The reported data contains information about each stay at the individual center, including the social security number of the woman and any children brought along, as well as the date of enrolment. If the stay has ended, a date for discharge is also indicated. If the woman wants her and/or her children to be anonymous, a fictitious social security number is used. The collected data is supplemented with information from the population statistics register in Statistics Denmark.

Stays and number of residents at women's shelters over time

This figure shows the number of stays as well as the number of women staying at a women’s shelter from 2017 to now.
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Last update
9.10.2023
Next update
26.6.2024
Source data

Every quarter, the individual women's crisis centers report data about the women and their possibly brought children who are registered and/or discharged from the center. The statistics include all stays registered during the year. The reported data contains information about each stay at the individual center, including the social security number of the woman and any children brought along, as well as the date of enrolment. If the stay has ended, a date for discharge is also indicated. If the woman wants her and/or her children to be anonymous, a fictitious social security number is used. The collected data is supplemented with information from the population statistics register in Statistics Denmark.

Age distribution of women in women's shelters.

This figure shows the distribution of age groups among the women staying at a women’s shelter.
More about the figure
Last update
9.10.2023
Next update
26.6.2024
Source data

Every quarter, the individual women's crisis centers report data about the women and their possibly brought children who are registered and/or discharged from the center. The statistics include all stays registered during the year. The reported data contains information about each stay at the individual center, including the social security number of the woman and any children brought along, as well as the date of enrolment. If the stay has ended, a date for discharge is also indicated. If the woman wants her and/or her children to be anonymous, a fictitious social security number is used. The collected data is supplemented with information from the population statistics register in Statistics Denmark.

On the statistics – documentation, sources and method

Gain an overview of the purpose, contents and quality of the statistics. Learn about the data sources of the statistics, the contents of the statistics and how often they are published.

See the documentation of statistics to learn more:

Requests for shelter at womens crises centres

The statistics on inquiries to women's crisis centers aims to provide information on the demand for and the capacity of the crises centers based on the number of inquiries to this. The inquiries include both questions about available spots and general guidance. The statistics were first compiled in 2022 with data from the second half of 2021. Reporting to the statistics is voluntary.

Women's shelters

The purpose of the statistics Women's crisis centers is to provide information about women and children staying at women's crises centers in accordance with §109 in the Act on Social Services. The statistics were first compiled for 2017.

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Phone: +45 39 17 33 90