EPS Domestic Violence Occurrences
This dataset provides the number of EPS-reported criminal and non-criminal occurrences that a violence or abuse component among intimate partners. Domestic violence may include a single act of physical or sexual force, actual or threatened, or a number of acts forming a pattern of abuse through the use of controlling behavior.
Government policy related to domestic violence has progressed a great deal over the years (see the Alberta Justice Domestic Violence Handbook, 2014). Notable advancements include the establishment of the Office For the Prevention of Domestic Violence in Alberta in 1984, Alberta Justice' introduction of Prosecutor Guidelines in 2008 and Police Guidelines in 2009 (and updated in 2013), as well as several more recent Alberta legislative Acts that serve to protect victims against domestic violence. These changes have filtered through to EPS and refined our policy & procedures for how we respond to, and better classify, track, and manage these domestic violence occurrences.
|Name||Socrata field name||Column name in ||Data type||Description|
|Domestic Violence Occurrences (non-criminal)||domestic_violence_occurrences_non_criminal||domestic_violence_occurrences_non_criminal||Number|
|Domestic Violence Occurrences (criminal)||domestic_violence_occurrences_criminal||domestic_violence_occurrences_criminal||Number|
|Domestic Violence Occurrences (criminal/non-criminal)||domestic_violence_occurrences_criminal_non_criminal||domestic_violence_occurrences_criminal_non_criminal||Number|