Public Health and Welfare
In 2011, applicants for public assistance indicated danger due to domestic violence 20,340 times, a 34% increase from 2010. As the chart here indicates, this increase brings the number back to 2009 levels, the highest point in the past five years. (OTDA)
In 2011, Family Violence Option (FVO) waivers were granted to 10,804 applicants under the Temporary Assistance Program, a 26% increase from 2010. As the chart here indicates, this increase brings the number back to 2009 levels, the highest point in the past five years. (OTDA)
Domestic Violence Services
The number of crime victims’ claims paid for domestic violence victims decreased 3% from 2010 but increased 64% from 2007, and the number of claims paid for sexual assault victims decreased 11% from 2010 but increased 95% from 2007. (OVS)
Over 318,000 domestic violence and sexual assault hotline calls were received in New York State in 2011.
New York State’s two Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotlines received 15,736 calls in 2011, an 11% increase from 2010. (OPDV)
The New York City Domestic Violence Hotline received 114,780 calls in 2011, a 4% decrease from 2010. (Safe Horizon)
The OCFS-approved local domestic violence hotlines received 187,908 calls in 2011, a less than 1% increase from 2010.1 (OCFS)
There were 86 OCFS-approved non-residential programs that served 42,991 people in 2011. This represents an 8% decrease of people served from 2010 but an increase of 5% from 2007. (OCFS)
In 2011, 16,692 people received emergency shelter in New York State. Over half of them were children, with 7,712 adults and 8,980 children housed. (OCFS)
There were 14,452 shelter denials of adults and 15,717 shelter denials of children in 2011, a 6% decrease from 2010. The most common reason cited for denial was “facility at capacity”.2 (OCFS)
Teen Dating Abuse
In 2011, 1,117 family offense petitions were filed by individuals under the age of 21 in New York State Family Courts under the expanded definition of “intimate relationship”, a 3% decrease from 2010, when 1,151 were filed. There was a 14% increase between 2010 and 2009, when 1,014 were filed. (OCA)
In 2011 in New York State, two teens aged 16 to 19 were killed by an intimate partner; in each of the previous four years, three teens were killed by an intimate partner. (DCJS)
In New York State, 1 in 10 high school students surveyed in 2011 reported that they were hit, slapped or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend and 1 in 14 reported that they had been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to during the previous 12 months.3 (CDC)
Health Care and Substance Abuse
In 2010, approximately 4,500 women were treated in NYC emergency departments for injuries resulting from intimate partner violence.4 (DOHMH)
In 2010, more than 900 men were treated in NYC emergency departments for injuries resulting from intimate partner violence.4 (DOHMH)
In 2011, OASAS treatment providers reported that 12% of discharged clients were identified as having been a victim of domestic violence and 6% of discharged clients were identified as having been a perpetrator of domestic violence. Each of these figures represents an increase of 1% from 2010.5 (OASAS)
- The number of OCFS-approved local hotline calls for 2010 as reported on last year’s Dashboard was incorrect. The correct number of calls for 2010 is 187,254.
- More than one denial reason is possible per family unit.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011 High School Youth Behavior Survey
- The numbers of emergency department visits due to intimate partner violence are estimates, based on active surveillance of a sample of visits at a sample of New York City emergency departments and thus cannot be compared year to year.
- Domestic violence data from Addiction Crisis Centers are not reported to OASAS.