The character, played by Vicky Entwistle, will disturb a burglar in her flat and be beaten up by the mystery intruder, according to the News of the World.
Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles) will become the main suspect in the crime and will be questioned by police. Janice will move out of Weatherfield after becoming terrified of living alone and having nowhere else to go.
A source said: "At least Janice isn't being killed off. She's a popular character and a return is always on the cards."
Entwistle announced in August that she would be leaving the ITV1 soap after 13 years.