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Amount of Domestic Violence Victims Rose in 2022


The amount of domestic violence victims rose in 2022 by 8.5% for the New York City area and 8.7% for the rest of the state when compared to 2019, the New York State Comptroller’s Office reported.

Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

“Domestic violence has a devastating effect on individuals and families, often causing permanent physical injury and emotional trauma,” NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said. “With increased numbers of domestic violence victims across the state over the past three years, it’s important to know how to get help and how to identify signs of trouble. State and local agencies also must redouble their efforts to make seeking help and receiving services as easy as possible for victims.”

Almost 70% of all domestic violence victims say they were hurt by their partner, with 80% of the partner victims being female. Women are 54% of domestic homicide victims, which is 5 times greater than non-domestic homicides.

In 2021 and 2022, State Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline calls increased by 32%. For admissions to domestic violence shelters, it increased by 8% from 2015 to 2019, but declined by 13% between 2019 and 2021.

DiNapoli’s Office says there is a domestic violence program in each county within the State. Those who are experiencing domestic violence in Cortland County should contact the YWCA for assistance via their hotline at 607-756-6363. More information may also be found at CortlandYWCA.org.

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