Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Public Awareness

Bulletins - Summer 2013 OPDV Bulletin


Shine the Light on Domestic Violence web banner with text: October is Domestic Violence Aware-ness Month!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Did you know…

In 2012, there was a 14% increase in felony-level strangulation offenses charged at arrests and arraignments in New York State, from 2,021 in 2011 to 2,310 in 2012.

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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