As government officials in New York reviewed crime statistics from last year, they noticed a disturbing trend. The rate of children killed in domestic violence incidents increased last year in New York City, NY.
Based on data collected by a police division, local officials determined that 37 children were killed last year, 25 of them residing in New York City. This is a huge leap from 2009 when just 7 children were killed. Domestic violence related deaths increased overall in New York, from 131 deaths in 2009 to 144 in the following year.
While there is no singular reason for the increase in domestic violence cases, officials believe that a cutback in government programs for domestic abuse awareness could be to blame. After reviewing these statistics, some departments are working towards the implementation of new programs designed to better train police officers attending to domestic violence calls.
Are you involved in an abusive relationship? If so, put an end to the abuse and poor treatment by contacting a Long Island domestic violence lawyer who can take immediate action to protect you from further harm.