Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Statistics

New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard Project 2013 Data

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Public Assistance

In 2013, applicants for public assistance indicated danger due to domestic violence 21,194  times, a 2% decrease from 2012.  (OTDA) In 2013, Family Violence Option (FVO) waivers were granted to 11,050 applicants under the Temporary Assistance Program, representing a 5% decrease from 2012. (OTDA)  

Bar graph: “Applications for Public Assistance”. Numbers of public assistance applicants who indicated danger due to domestic violence, and numbers of Family Violence Option waivers granted to applicants under the Temporary Assistance Program from 2009-2013
Domestic Violence Services

In 2013, the number of crime victims’ claims paid to domestic violence victims was 1,990. This showed a 3% increase from 2012. Overall, the amount of money paid for domestic violence claims has decreased by 22%,  from $3,191,279  in 2012 to $2,504,462 in 2013 (OVS) The number of claims paid to sexual assault victims decreased by 6%, from 818 in 2012 to 771 in 2013 , while the amount of money paid for sexual assault claims in 2013 was $968,933, up from $863,776 in 2012.  (OVS) A total of 108,599 domestic violence and sexual assault hotline calls were received by the New York State Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline and the Safe Horizon/NYC Hotline in 2013 3 .

In 2013, NYS D&SV Hotline calls came from: 

Pie chart “Caller Type” - Calls to the hotline came from: Primary Victims, 78%; Perpetrators, 2%; Professionals, 6%; Secondary Victims, 9%; Other, 6%

Ages of Primary Victims who called the Hotline in 2013:

Pie chart “Primary Victim Age” - Age ranges of primary victims calling the Hotline in 2013: 0-18yrs, 7%; 19-24yrs, 19%; 25-35yrs, 30%; 36-45yrs, 18%; 46-55yrs, 13%; 56-64yrs, 6%; 65+yrs, 7%

Of Primary Victims who called the Hotline, 88% were female and 12% were male.

Overall, the Hotline received the highest call volume (65%) from NYC and Long Island (Kings, New York, Queens, Bronx, Suffolk, Nassau and Richmond).

In 2013, 36% of older adults who self-reported as victims of domestic violence were referred to police, 23% were referred to Adult Protective Services, 18% to DV Service Providers, and 14% to “Other services.” Nine percent were not referred for additional services. (OFA) Teen Dating Abuse

In 2013, 1,018 family offense petitions were filed by individuals under the age of 21 in New York State Family Courts under the expanded definition of “family or household member.” This is a slight decrease of 2% from 2012, when 1,039 were filed, but shows a more significant decrease of 12% from 2010 when 1,151 were filed by this same age group. The 2013 data show an overall decrease that brings this number close to the 2009 total of 1,014. (OCA)

Bar graph “Family Offense Petitions Filed by Individuals Under Age 21”: 2009, 900; 2010, 1,100; 2011, 1,117; 2012, 1,200; and 2013, 1,018

In 2013, there was one reported IP homicide where the (female) victim was 19 years of age.  Although this number remained the same from 2012, in which there was also one reported IP homicide where the (female) victim was 19 years of age, there has been an overall decrease in IP homicides of victims aged 16 to 19 since 2008.  (DCJS)

In 2011, two teens within this age group were killed by an intimate partner, while in each of the previous four years, three teens were killed by an intimate partner.  (DCJS) 

Health Care and Substance Abuse

In 2013, OASAS treatment providers reported the following victim identification information:

Bar graph “Domestic Violence Victim Self Identification” Clients self-identified as victims: 2012: 12% of primary clients, 22.8 % significant others, and 12.1% of all clients.  2013: 12.5% of primary clients, 22.2% of significant others, and 12.5% of all clients

In 2013, OASAS treatment providers reported the following perpetrator identification information:

Bar graph “Domestic Violence Perpetrator Self-Identification”: Clients self-identified as perpetrators. 2012: 5.7% of primary clients, 5.9% of significant others, and 5.8% of all clients. 2013: 5.9% of primary clients, 4.6% of significant others, and 5.9% of all clients
  1. Hotline data from NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) was not available at the time of posting.