Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Statistics

New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard Project 2014 Data

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Public Safety

Strangulation

In 2014, strangulation offenses charged in arrests and arraignments in New York State decreased 0.5% from 2013, with New York City experiencing a 2% increase, while the rest of the state experienced a 4% decrease. (DCJS)

Bar chart: Strangulations Charged in NYS 2012-2014

Strangulations Charged in NYS 2012-2014 - Bar chart showing a NYS total of 11,616 strangulations charged in 2012, 12,069 charged in 2013, and 12,073 in 2014.

Homicide

From 2013 to 2014, total homicides decreased 5% statewide from 644 to 612. The number of intimate partner homicides dropped 25%, from 87 to 65 during that same time period. (DCJS)

Bar Chart: “Intimate Partner Homicides 2009-2014

Intimate Partner Homicides 2009-2014 - Bar chart showing a NYS total of 89 intimate partner homicides in 2009, 73 in 2010, 89 in 2011, 75 in 2012, 87 in 2013, and 65 in 2014.]

In 2014, 45% of female homicide victims aged 16 and older were killed by an intimate partner, as compared to 51.5% in 2013. Three percent of male homicide victims were killed by an intimate partner in 2014. (DCJS)

In 2014, firearms were used in 19 of the 65 intimate partner homicides (29%) and cutting/stabbing instruments were used in 28 of the 65 intimate partner homicides (43%). (DCJS)

Law Enforcement and Community Supervision

In 2014, there were 100,920 total assaults reported by police agencies outside of New York City. Of these, 29% (28,976) were committed by intimate partners; females were the victim in 80% of these assaults, which was also the case in 2013. (DCJS)

From 2013, total assaults in 2014 were down 10%, intimate partner assaults were down 7%, and intimate partner assaults where females were the victim were also down 7%. (DCJS)

In 2014, police outside of New York City responded to 182,438 domestic incidents, a 3% decrease from 2013. (DCJS)

In 2014, local probation departments added 6,586 new criminal court domestic violence probation cases to their caseloads. This represents a 20% increase from the 5,498 new criminal court domestic violence cases added in 2013, and a 26% increase from the 5,217 cases added in 2012. 

Local probation departments also handled an additional 76 Family Court cases statewide during 2014, up slightly, from 72 Family Court cases handled in 2013. (OPCA)

Bar chart: New Domestic Violence Probation Cases Added to Caseloads (2012-2014)

New Domestic Violence Probation Cases Added to Caseloads (2012-2014) - Bar showing 103 Criminal Court Cases and 5217 Family Court cases added in 2012; 72 Criminal Court Cases and 5498 Family Court cases added in 2013; 76 Criminal Court cases and 6586 Family Court cases added in 2014.

In 2014, 22% (6,049) of the 27,624 individuals out on parole were identified as having a history of domestic violence. This percentage remained the same from 2013. (DOCCS)

Courts

The 39 NYS Domestic Violence courts, each staffed by a designated judge, heard 25,264 new cases in 2014, a 6% decrease from 2013. (OCA)

In 2014, 2,484 new families and 13,972 new cases entered the 42 Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) courts around the state. Since 2013, the number of families served increased by 2%, while the number of cases handled increased by 2%.

NYS courts issued a total of 293,774 orders of protection in 2014, a 2% decline from 300,236 in 2013, of which 202,277 were required to be recorded in the UCS’ Domestic Violence Registry. (OCA)

Bar chart: Orders of Protection (Required) Issued 2009-2014

Orders of Protection (Required) Issued 2009-2014 - Bar chart showing 205,799 required orders issued in 2007, 220,719 in 2008, 207,726 in 2009, 219,876 in 2010, 218,872 in 2011, 218,570 in 2012, and 209,729 in 2013.

In 2014, 18% of the family offense filings in NYS Family Courts fell under the expanded definition of “intimate relationship,” a 1% increase from 2013.  Of these, nearly 5% were made by individuals in current or former same-sex relationships, the same as in 2013. This number has remained relatively stable since the 2008 passage of Expanded Access to Family Court. (OCA)

Pie chart: IP Family Offense Petitions (2014)

Pie Chart titled “IP Family Offense Petitions (2014) - Pie chart showing that IP Family Offense Petitions were filed by relationship as follows: 90% Formerly Dating; 9% Dating; 0.4% Civil Union; 0.4% Registered Domestic Partner.