Push for reporting of domestic violence may be reason for data showing uptick

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August 1, 2013

New crime data from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Statistics show an uptick in domestic violence across New York last year. There was a 3% increase in reported incidents outside of New York City compared to 2011.

Last year’s total is also a 9% increase over 2009, and the number of incidents has increased each year since then, except for a slight decrease in 2011.

Officials said the increase may be the result of an ongoing push for victims to report incidents.