Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Statistics

New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard Project 2010 Data

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Public Safety

Homicides

73 intimate partner homicides were reported in 2010, with 34 reported in New York City and 39 in the rest of the State. This represents a 19% decrease from 2009 and a 7% increase from 2007.2 (DCJS)

Bar chart: “Intimate Partner Homicides 2007 – 2010” showing numbers of homicides from counties in and outside New York City and the combined total.

In 2010, females were the victims in 85% of the intimate partner homicides in New York State (62 of 73). (DCJS)

Law Enforcement and Probation

In 2010, there were 121,752 total assaults reported by police agencies outside of New York City. Of these, 24% (29,030) were committed by intimate partners.3 (DCJS)

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

In 2010, there were 5,260 domestic violence-related cases handled by local probation departments in New York State. (OPCA)

Courts

The 40 Domestic Violence Courts heard 37,718 new cases in 2010, a 7% increase from 2009.4 (OCA)

The 46 Integrated Domestic Violence Courts around New York State served 2,736 new families and handled 17,870 new cases in 2010. (OCA)

In 2010, 15% of the family offense filings in New York State Family Courts fell under the expanded definition of “intimate relationship”. Of those, 7% were made by individuals in current or former same-sex relationships, a 3% increase from 2009. (OCA)

New York State courts issued a total of 301,488 orders of protection in 2010, of which 219,876 were required to be recorded in the UCS’ Domestic Violence Registry. (OCA)

The number of required orders of protection issued increased 6% from 2009 to 2010 and 34% from 2007. (OCA)

Bar chart: “Orders of Protection (Required) Issued 2007 – 2010) showing approx. 160,000 in 2007, 170,000 in 2008, 205,000 in 2009 and 220,000 in 2010.

Orders of Protection in UCS’ Domestic Violence Registry (Required)
2007-2010
Statewide Temporary Final
2007 2008 2009 2010 2007 2008 2009 2010
Family Court 46,757 49,446 56,449 60,121 11,731 11,708 13,613 13,989
Local Ciminal Court 63,166 67,518 82,113 89,886 11,773 12,041 15,897 16,939
County/Supreme Criminal Court 13,188 14,526 18,523 16,893 3,768 3,625 3,880 3,423
Supreme Civil/Supreme Court 3,364 3,196 4,096 4,207 1,725 1,667 1,923 1,998
Town and Village Court 6,906 6,606 8,652 9,763 1,953 1,957 2,580 2,657
Total 133,381 141,292 169,833 180,870 30,950 30,998 37,893 39,006
Teen Dating Violence

In 2010, almost 1,100 individuals under the age of 21 filed family offense petitions in New York State Family Courts under the expanded definition of “intimate relationship”, a 22% increase from 2009. (OCA) Three teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed by their intimate partner in 2010. The same number of teens in that age range were killed by their intimate partners in 2007, 2008, and 2009. (DCJS) In New York State, 11% of high school students surveyed in 2009 reported that they were hit, slapped or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend and 8% reported that they had been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to during the previous 12 months.5 (CDC 2009)


  1. Due to cases being closed after the calendar year, numbers of homicides reported in previous Dashboards have changed slightly.� Calculations herein are based on updated information.
  2. Assaults include both aggravated assaults and simple assaults as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. In 2009, the UCR crime classification for Aggravated Harassment in the second degree (Pl.240.30) was changed to simple assault, so 2010 figures cannot be compared to prior years.
  3. Of the 40 Domestic Violence Courts, six do not report data to OCA, primarily town and village justice courts. This is consistent with the way the data was reported in the 2009 Dashboard.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey.