Statistics

New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard Project 2008 Data

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Public Health and Welfare

Health Care

Slightly more than 4,000 women were treated in NYC emergency departments for injuries resulting from intimate partner violence. (DOHMH 2007)

More than 900 men were treated in NYC emergency departments for injuries resulting from intimate partner violence. (DOHMH 2007)

Public Assistance

In 2008, the number of applicants for public assistance who indicated danger due to domestic violence was 17,863, a 20% increase from 2007. (OTDA)

In 2008, Family Violence Option waivers were granted to 10,064 applicants under the Temporary Assistance Program, a 17% increase from 2007. (OTDA)

Statewide there are over 100 Domestic Violence Liaisons (DVLs). Over 550 DVLs and other public assistance workers were trained on domestic violence in 2008. (OPDV, OTDA)

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic violence and sexual assault victims received services at 286 programs including general advocacy programs and domestic violence-specific programs. Services included crime victim assistance, information, referral, counseling, advocacy, and community education and outreach services. (DCJS, OCFS, OVS)

Crime victim claims for financial reimbursement increased from 2007 to 2008; claims from domestic violence victims increased by 12%, and sexual assault claims increased by 51%. (OVS)

The following chart, entitled "Crime Victim Claims", compares number of domestic violence and sexual assault claims from 2007 to 2008 and indicates that there were:

  • Just over 1,200 domestic violence claims in 2007 and nearly 1,400 in 2008.
  • Between 400 and 500 sexual assault claims in 2007 and approximately 700 in 2008.
Chart entitled Crime Victim Claims compares number of domestic violence and sexual assault claims from 2007 to 2008.

In 2008, New York State’s two Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotlines received over 18,000 calls, while NYC’s Domestic Violence hotline received approximately 135,000 calls, for a total of 153,000 calls, a 9% increase from 2007. (OPDV, Safe Horizon)

The following chart entitled "NYS & NYC Hotline Calls" indicates that:

  • In 2007 there were 140,546 calls to the NYS and NYC hotlines.
  • In 2008 there were 153,000 calls to these hotlines
Chart entitled NYS & NYC Hotline Calls from 2007 to 2008.

In addition, the 96 local domestic violence hotlines received nearly 177,000 calls, from March 2008 to March 2009. (OCFS)

Domestic Violence Shelter Services

There are 160 certified shelter programs in the state with a total capacity of 2,930 beds, 10 transitional housing programs with 541 beds, and 5 safe home networks with 36 safe homes. (OCFS)

More than half of the people served in emergency shelters in New York State in 2008 were children, with 6,974 adults and 8,422 children housed. (OCFS)

Teen Dating Violence

16,861 calls from teens were received by the City’s Domestic Violence Hotline. (Safe Horizon 2007)

In New York State, 12.1% of high school students surveyed report that they were hit, slapped or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend of girlfriend during the previous 12 months.2 (CDC 2007)

New York State high school students surveyed indicate that 8.6% were physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to.3 (CDC 2007)

Three teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed by their intimate partners in 2008. (DCJS)