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.