Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Public Awareness

Bulletins - Fall 2013 OPDV Bulletin

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

What are you planning to turn purple this year? Check out our Toolkit for ideas.  During DVAM, send or tweet us photos and we’ll post them on Facebook and Flickr.  Shine the Light!

Did you know…

In 2012, firearms were used in 23 of the 74 intimate partner homicides (31%) compared to 2011, in which firearms were used in 22% (20 of 89) of intimate partner homicides.

This statistic is taken from the 2012 New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard , available at the end of July.

NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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