Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray, and commissioner of the New York Police Department James P. O’Neill are hard at work drawing up a comprehensive strategy to combat the city’s recent rise in domestic violence homicides.
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New York has a major domestic violence problem. New York City police responded to 284,660 domestic violence incidents in 2013 alone, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Police just outside the city responded to another 187,710 cases.
Domestic violence is a widespread problem. Approximately 20 people experience physical abuse from an intimate partner every minute in the United States, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This means more than 10 million women and men suffer abuse in this country every year.