Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence


New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard Project 2012 Data


Public Safety


In 2012, strangulation offenses charged in arrests and arraignments in New York State increased 11% since 2011, with a 13% increase in NYC and a 9% increase in the rest of the state. (DCJS)


From 2011 to 2012, total homicides decreased 11% statewide, from 769 to 683. During the same time period, the number of intimate partner homicides dropped 17%, from 89 to 74. (DCJS)

Chart: Intimate Partner Homicides 2007 – 2012. Numbers of homicides from counties in and outside New York City and the combined total.

In 2012, 58% of female homicide victims aged 16 and older were killed by an intimate partner, compared to 44% in 2011. Three percent of male homicide victims were killed by an intimate partner in 2012. (DCJS)

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. (DCJS)

Law Enforcement and Community Supervision

In 2012, there were 119,355 total assaults reported by police agencies outside New York City.1 Of these, 27% (31,911) were committed by intimate partners; females were the victim in 80% of these assaults, which was also the case in 2011. (DCJS)

Since 2011, total assaults increased by less than 1%, but intimate partner assaults increased by 6%, and intimate partner assaults where females were the victim also increased by 6%. (DCJS)

In 2012, police outside New York City responded to 192,715 domestic incidents, a 5% decrease from 2011. (DCJS)

In 2012, local probation departments handled 34,956 criminal court cases statewide. Of those, 15% (5,217 cases) were domestic violence cases. Local probation departments also handled an additional 103 family court cases statewide during 2012. (DCJS)

In 2012, 22% of the 27,823 parolees under Community Supervision (parole) were identified as having a history of domestic violence. (DOCCS)


The 39 Domestic Violence (DV) Courts heard 28,365 new cases in 2012, a 14% decrease from 2011. (OCA)

The 42 Integrated Domestic Violence Courts (IDVCs) around New York State served 2,696 new families and handled 14,799 new cases in 2012.2 (OCA)

Of the 304,239 total orders of protection issued by NYS Courts in 2012, 218,570 were required to be recorded in the UCS’ Domestic Violence Registry. This represents a slight decrease from the 218,872 orders of protection that were required to be recorded in the UCS’ Domestic Violence Registry in 2011. (OCA)

Chart:  Orders of Protection (Required) Issued 2007 – 2012.  Approximately 160,000 in 2007, 170,000 in 2008, 205,000 in 2009 and 220,000 in 2010, 220,000 in 2011, and 220,000 in 2012.

In 2012, 16% of the family offense filings in New York State Family Courts fell under the expanded definition of “intimate relationship,” a 1% increase from 2011, of these 4% were made by individuals in current or former same-sex relationships, down 5% from 2011. This number has remained relatively stable since the 2008 passage of Expanded Access. (OCA)

  1. Assaults include both aggravated and simple assaults as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.
  2. Since 2011, one DV Court and four IDVCs have closed.