Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Public Awareness

Bulletins - Fall 2011 OPDV Bulletin

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In This Issue

Interconnected light beams on a NYS map. Text: Shine the Light on Domestic Violence: New Yorkers Connecting One Light at a Time, October 1-31, 2011
It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Join us in our effort to turn New York State Purple and keep us posted on your plans and activities

Photo of a young woman whispering into another young woman’s ear

Shhh...It’s a secret...
In just a few weeks, OPDV will be launching an exciting new dating abuse campaign which includes a website and Facebook page, featuring a brand new look, logo and slogan! We can’t tell you more just yet, but after we unveil it at a press event later this month, we will send out an e-Alert. Don’t get OPDV’s monthly e-Alerts? Sign up by sending an e-mail to: opdve-Alert@opdv.state.ny.us. Or just stay tuned to our website for the announcement.

Did you know…

Firearms were used in 26% of domestic homicides1 statewide in 2010. In New York City, firearms were used in 12% of the domestic homicides, as opposed to 42% outside of New York City.

This statistic is taken from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ report, Domestic Homicide in New York State, 2010 .


  1. “Domestic homicides” refer to those in which the victim was known to have a domestic relationship with the offender, including intimate partners or another family member, such as a sibling or parent. 

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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