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2021 New York State Gender-Based Violence Dashboard

2021 New York State Gender-Based Violence Dashboard


The New York State Gender-Based Violence Dashboard contains statistical information detailing the State’s response to domestic and gender-based violence and the assistance that a variety of state agencies and the courts provide to victims, survivors, and children. This is the 15th year that the Dashboard has been published by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) and the State’s Domestic Violence Advisory Council. This Dashboard contains data from 2021, as well as data from 2020 for comparison where available. For further data for the years 2015-2020, please see OPDV’s initiatives page.

The Dashboard reflects a commitment across agencies to screen for domestic violence. Quantifying the response to this crime also allows the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) to provide reliable information to stakeholders to better inform local and state decision-making, policies, and programs.


  • 77% of intimate partner violence homicide victims and 16% of all total homicides statewide were reported as female
  • 61% of intimate partner homicide victims were reported as Black or Hispanic
  • The number of reported Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes increased 169% in NYC and 105% across the rest of the state from the number reported in 2020
  • Family Offense Petitions brought by intimate partners increased 13% statewide from 2020
  • Orders of protection issued that were required for entry in the New York State Registry increased 18% from 2020
  • 18% of discharges from Non-Crisis OASAS-Certified Substance Use Disorder Treatment programs reported being a victim of domestic violence/intimate partner violence
  • The average length of stay for an adult sexual violence-related event was 10.15 days compared to 5.50 days for overall adult inpatient hospitalizations
  • Local domestic violence hotlines received 275,700 calls statewide

​​Note: the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on survivors and victims of domestic violence and their ability to access services, including the types of services they were able to access, and the collection and reporting of vital statistics on domestic violence statewide in both 2020 and 2021.​​​​​

2021 NYS Gender-Based Violence Dashboard

Contributing Agencies

The following agencies contributed to the Domestic Violence Dashboard:

  • NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV)
  • NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS)
  • NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
  • NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)
  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
  • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
  • NYS Office of Victim Services (OVS)
  • NYS Office of Court Administration (OCA)
  • NYS Department of State (DOS)
  • NYS Department of Health (DOH)
  • NYS Department of Labor (DOL)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

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