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Victims of Domestic Violence

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Victims of Domestic Violence

What does this measure?

The number of reports of domestic violence per 10,000 residents.

Why is this important?

Domestic violence has unique negative effects on victims and families. Domestic violence can cause serious and permanent emotional and psychological damage, which hurts one's quality of life and ability to contribute to society and perform at work.

How is our region performing?

In 2019, there were 32 reports of domestic violence per 10,000 residents in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, just below the state (excluding NYC) rate of 41. The rate of reported domestic violence has decreased 11% since 2009, compared to a 10% decline at the state level. The rate grew only in Orange County, increasing 26%, in contrast to Greene and Putnam counties, which had decreases of 62% and 56%, respectively, since 2009.

The village of Goshen (119), and the cities of Newburgh (206) and Port Jervis (152) from Orange, and the village of Ellenville (112) from Ulster had the highest rates of domestic violence in the region in 2019.

Notes about the data

The definition of domestic violence was significantly changed in 2008, making data from earlier years not comparable. The definition was expanded to include same-sex couples, ex-spouses and boyfriends/girlfriends. In addition, it was narrowed to exclude more specifically nonviolent incidents between partners.

As a rule, domestic violence tends to be underreported, and there are many inconsistencies in the data. In addition, reporting may be influenced by factors such as public education, outreach efforts and media stories. Comparable national data were not available.

Victims of Domestic Violence
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Region363842433935383937373231
Columbia County323038343030322227292729
Dutchess County414043473732333623312729
Greene County363223211415131714151413
Orange County373951545350515359564743
Putnam County171615812671985711
Sullivan County363939312821212733282816
Ulster County385143464041514342353129
NYS (excluding NYC)454847494744434242414141
Columbia Towns
Copake36
Germantown15
Greenport2229152215127759
Stockport4303030
Columbia Villages
Chatham6873976317411812
Dutchess Cities
Beacon79738183587056634935
Poughkeepsie1451631541721441261131238291
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill123733323132372418
Fishkill54712665774
Hyde Park19221720212317101712
Pine Plains4812
Poughkeepsie15715121078763
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill14181414142314241024
Millbrook7
Red Hook155155N/A36N/A2610
Rhinebeck387242838N/A4447
Wappingers Falls28134234540121951282309201238
Greene Towns
Cairo19121112820996359
Durham4
Hunter41947
Windham184118181236666
Greene Villages
Catskill808367805046543447654759
Coxsackie7814252526303311344
Orange Cities
Middletown1419012011814211211411793876052
Newburgh8100108103101128143210204206201
Port Jervis18819221623118220817421126521915272
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove1211172318241823201220
Chester1520172313161813715910
Cornwall13157101091751087
Crawford167699978972613751432216
Deerpark208391746464636754346343
Goshen1219172114171111121111
Highlands11222794752
Mount Hope433066371610632915
New Windsor175560555658594444596365
Newburgh534836373938374846594638
Tuxedo36681730311118
Wallkill685656546948646965534749
Warwick694293129252929221510
Woodbury2511129858131234
Orange Villages
Chester33413613315444284941513
Cornwall-on-Hudson1031410710377
Florida32144418717014737
Goshen16206311712110210695123108119102
Greenwood Lake925221096784193632683633
Harriman164177526586533729494133
Highland Falls2826705760472958811813
Monroe515771884370473955593848
Montgomery585869535648693625131
Walden62128138172144117126118115948763
Washingtonville1271271951693160
Putnam Towns
Carmel1311141015886841220
Kent352421111
Putnam Villages
Brewster4174172113813444
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg43675348402224322728269
Sullivan Villages
Liberty57126158119112768773112668657
Monticello5010115292928266717356435
Woodridge121238252626
Ulster Cities
Kingston93105110858383788786837964
Ulster Towns
Lloyd582391360253337
Marlborough264018151625473235232218
New Paltz1716215518182523261318
Olive22272522
Plattekill28544759463136312015814
Rosendale223262320171724972210
Saugerties147519187655854760736260
Shandaken291916161723101030241410
Shawangunk3039192120111217810510
Ulster2122761208480575354402215
Woodstock131517201520141010217114
Ulster Villages
Ellenville75157367587624341331615311236
Saugerties11368

Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Rates are victims per 10,000 residents. The definition of domestic violence was significantly changed in 2008, making prior years not comparable. Agencies with N/A are those that did not make complete reports in that year. Saugerties Village PD was inactivated as of January 2011. Their jurisdiction is now covered by the Saugerties Town PD.




Number of Domestic Violence Victims
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Region4,1264,3704,7644,8804,4104,0234,3004,4304,2244,1873,6653,560
Columbia County204191240210187187196133165171158177
Dutchess County1,2121,1801,2751,4011,0979439801,057679923802856
Greene County1781571101026971618066696561
Orange County1,3891,4511,9072,0221,9971,8641,9212,0032,2242,1311,8091,711
Putnam County165156153791155874183845272107
Sullivan County283306300239214159155200248209211122
Ulster County695929779827731741913774758632548526
NYS (excluding NYC)50,83953,36153,13454,84852,25349,37348,59047,32146,79245,55845,63847,042
Columbia Towns
Copake12
Germantown3
Greenport91269653324
Stockport1888
Columbia Villages
Chatham121317113732
Dutchess Cities
Beacon122101111113789476856648
Poughkeepsie474502474528438383343370248276
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill35108979290941087152
Fishkill1091728151413171610
Hyde Park42483643444835203626
Pine Plains123
Poughkeepsie64336652473336292615
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill3433353525
Millbrook1
Red Hook3131N/A7N/A52
Rhinebeck101911210N/A1112
Wappingers Falls15419119222212329158172112132
Greene Towns
Cairo13878513664236
Durham1
Hunter1512
Windham373326111
Greene Villages
Catskill333427322018211318251822
Coxsackie22477789391
Orange Cities
Middletown394253337330395312317327261245169157
Newburgh24288310294286362404593575580579
Port Jervis16717019020215818015018122718813063
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove2120304131423241352137
Chester18242127161921159181113
Cornwall1419912131121612109
Crawford157192908266563447402015
Deerpark166672585050495242264932
Goshen1726232919291615171616
Highlands113228115962
Mount Hope30214425117421910
New Windsor44140151140145153156119122162175181
Newburgh159142110112120115113147143184145120
Tuxedo12236101443
Wallkill185153156149193134180196185154135150
Warwick202814929690779091694633
Woodbury28131410969151445
Orange Villages
Chester131614512211711201725
Cornwall-on-Hudson314323122
Florida941152504212
Goshen91134636555575166586459
Greenwood Lake38734212661110211110
Harriman41019131621139712109
Highland Falls11102722231811223175
Monroe434860753760403347513345
Montgomery222227216293942282312
Walden4388951179879857977635843
Washingtonville7474113951834
Putnam Towns
Carmel463849365027282227124166
Kent473328211
Putnam Villages
Brewster14145323111
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg558769625228314135373413
Sullivan Villages
Liberty255568514832363046273627
Monticello346910362625443464734125
Woodridge113222
Ulster Cities
Kingston222250262202197196183201199190179155
Ulster Towns
Lloyd5923101460253541
Marlborough233516131422412830201916
New Paltz2422307825253632371826
Olive11131211
Plattekill29574961483237322015815
Rosendale11416141210101454136
Saugerties27147363414610516389114139117115
Shandaken965557339743
Shawangunk43562730281617241114713
Ulster26279414710297706668502819
Woodstock89101291286612419
Ulster Villages
Ellenville3165153243199167127614515
Saugerties4527

Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Notes: Agencies with N/A are those that did not make complete reports in that year. Saugerties Village PD was inactivated as of January 2011. Their jurisdiction is now covered by the Saugerties Town PD.




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Decreasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Decreasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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