Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Statistics

New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard Project 2008 Data

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Public Safety

Homicides

91 intimate partner homicides were reported in 2008, an increase of 25% from 2007. Counties outside New York City reported a 45% increase, with 45 intimate partner homicides reported. (DCJS)

Bar Chart: 91 intimate partner homicides were reported in 2008, an increase of 25% from 2007. Intimate partner homicides represented 11% of all homicides statewide in 2008, up from 9% in 2007. (DCJS)

In 2008, 50% of females aged 16 and older who were victims of homicide were killed by an intimate partner. Four percent (4%) of male homicide victims were killed by an intimate partner. (DCJS)

Law Enforcement

In 2008, there were 86,805 assaults reported by police agencies outside of New York City, representing 11% of overall crime. (DCJS)

Twenty percent (20%) of the total assaults outside of New York City were committed by intimate partners in 2008 (for a total of 17,777 assaults by intimate partners). (DCJS)


In 80% of the intimate partner assaults outside of New York City, the victims were female. (DCJS)

In 2008, 9,942 law enforcement officers and other criminal justice professionals were trained on responding to domestic violence. (OPDV, DCJS, DPCA, NYSP, NYPD)

Courts

The 31 Domestic Violence Courts in New York handled over 31,000 cases.2 (OCA) In 2008, the 41 Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Courts handled over 17,100 cases and served approximately 3,000 families, a 5% increase from 2007. (OCA)
New York State courts issued a total of 220,719 orders of protection, of which 172,290 were required3 to be recorded in the UCS’ Domestic Violence Registry. (OCA)

The following pie chart shows the Percent of Orders of Protection Issued by Specific Courts in 2008:

Pie chart entitled Percent of Orders of Protection Issued by Specific Courts - 2008

Orders of Protection in UCS’ Domestic Violence Registry with an
Issue Date 1/1/07 - 12/31/08 (Required)
  Temporary Final
2007 2008 2007 2008
Family Court Statewide 46,757 49,446 11,731 11,708
Local Criminal Court Statewide 63,166 67,518 11,773 12,041
County/Supreme Criminal Court Statewide 13,188 14,526 3,768 3,625
Supreme Civil/Supreme Court Statewide 3,364 3,196 1,725 1,667
Town and Village Court Statewide 6,906 6,606 1,953 1,957
Total 133,381 141,292 30,950 30,998

There was a 6% increase in temporary orders of protection issued from 2007 to 2008, but no substantial change in final orders of protection issued between 2007 and 2008. (OCA)

11% of the family offense dockets filed between July 23, 2008 and December 31, 2008 fell under the new “intimate relationship” definition of the Family Court Expanded Access Law. (OCA)