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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 2021, there were 33 reports of domestic violence per 10,000 residents in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, below the state (excluding NYC) rate of 43. The rate of reported domestic violence has decreased 10% since 2009, compared to a 6% decline at the state level. The rate grew only in Orange County, increasing 35%, while Greene and Putnam counties, had the highest rate of decreases (69% and 68%, respectively) since 2009.

The village of Goshen (101), New Windsor (89), and the cities of Middletown (70) and Port Jervis (130) from Orange, and the City of Poughkeepsie (70) from Dutchess had the highest rates of domestic violence in the region in 2021.

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
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Region36384243393538393737323133
Columbia32303834303032222729272923
Dutchess41404347373233362331272928
Greene36322321141513171415141311
Orange37395154535051535956474350
Putnam1716158126719857115
Sullivan36393931282121273328281618
Ulster38514346404151434235312930
NYS (excluding NYC)45484749474443424241414143
Columbia Towns
Copake town, Columbia County36
Germantown town, Columbia County15
Greenport town, Columbia County2229152215127759
Stockport town, Columbia County4303030
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County6873976317411812
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County79738183587056634935271520
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County1451631541721441261131238291829470
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County123733323132372418181916
Fishkill town, Dutchess County54712665774547
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County19221720212317101712222219
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County4812
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County15715121078763313843
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County141814141423142410242814
Millbrook village, Dutchess County7
Red Hook village, Dutchess County155155N/A36N/A261015
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County387242838N/A44474
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County28134234540121951282309201238382346
Greene Towns
Cairo town, Greene County191211128209963591
Durham town, Greene County4
Hunter town, Greene County41947
Windham town, Greene County184118181236666
Greene Villages
Catskill village, Greene County80836780504654344765475855
Coxsackie village, Greene County78142525263033113447
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County141901201181421121141179387605270
Newburgh city, Orange County810010810310112814321020420620044
Port Jervis city, Orange County18819221623118220817421126521915272130
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County121117231824182320122026
Chester town, Orange County15201723131618137159106
Cornwall town, Orange County131571010917510875
Crawford town, Orange County1676999789726137514322165
Deerpark town, Orange County20839174646463675434634244
Goshen town, Orange County121917211417111112111112
Highlands town, Orange County11222794752
Mount Hope town, Orange County4330663716106329163
New Windsor town, Orange County17556055565859444459636589
Newburgh town, Orange County534836373938374846594637
Tuxedo town, Orange County36681730311118
Wallkill town, Orange County68565654694864696553474960
Warwick town, Orange County69429312925292922151013
Woodbury town, Orange County25111298581312349
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County3341361331544428494151217
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County1031410710377
Florida village, Orange County3214441871701473710
Goshen village, Orange County16206311712110210695123108119102101
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County92522109678419363268363316
Harriman village, Orange County16417752658653372949413434
Highland Falls village, Orange County28267057604729588118135
Monroe village, Orange County51577188437047395559384743
Montgomery village, Orange County58586953564869362513137
Walden village, Orange County6212813817214411712611811594876356
Washingtonville village, Orange County127127195169315922
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County13111410158868412208
Kent town, Putnam County3524211112
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County4174172113813444
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County436753484022243227282699
Sullivan Villages
Liberty village, Sullivan County5712615811911276877311266865475
Monticello village, Sullivan County501011529292826671735643441
Woodridge village, Sullivan County12123825262614
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County93105110858383788786837964
Ulster Towns
Lloyd town, Ulster County582391360253337
Marlborough town, Ulster County264018151625473235232218
New Paltz town, Ulster County1716215518182523261318
Olive town, Ulster County22272522
Plattekill town, Ulster County28544759463136312015814
Rosendale town, Ulster County223262320171724972210
Saugerties town, Ulster County147519187655854760736261
Shandaken town, Ulster County291916161723101030241410
Shawangunk town, Ulster County3039192120111217810510
Ulster town, Ulster County2122761208480575354402215
Woodstock town, Ulster County131517201520141010217114
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County75157367587624341331615311236
Saugerties village, Ulster County11368

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
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Region4,1264,3704,7644,8804,4104,0234,3004,4304,2244,1873,6653,5603,812
Columbia204191240210187187196133165171158177140
Dutchess1,2121,1801,2751,4011,0979439801,057679923802856845
Greene178157110102697161806669656155
Orange1,3891,4511,9072,0221,9971,8641,9212,0032,2242,1311,8091,7112,039
Putnam16515615379115587418384527210752
Sullivan283306300239214159155200248209211122141
Ulster695929779827731741913774758632548526540
NYS (excluding NYC)50,83953,36153,13454,84852,25349,37348,15147,32146,79245,55845,63847,04248,832
Columbia Towns
Copake town, Columbia County12
Germantown town, Columbia County3
Greenport town, Columbia County91269653324
Stockport town, Columbia County1888
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County121317113732
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County122101111113789476856648382027
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County474502474528438383343370248276251296222
Dutchess Towns
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County35108979290941087152525748
Fishkill town, Dutchess County1091728151413171610111118
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County42483643444835203626454741
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County123
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County64336652473336292615137175199
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County343335352563
Millbrook village, Dutchess County1
Red Hook village, Dutchess County3131N/A7N/A523
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County101911210N/A11121
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County15419119222212329158172112132211428
Greene Towns
Cairo town, Greene County138785136642361
Durham town, Greene County1
Hunter town, Greene County1512
Windham town, Greene County373326111
Greene Villages
Catskill village, Greene County33342732201821131825182221
Coxsackie village, Greene County224777893912
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County394253337330395312317327261245169157213
Newburgh city, Orange County24288310294286362404593575580579128
Port Jervis city, Orange County16717019020215818015018122718813063114
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County212030413142324135213750
Chester town, Orange County182421271619211591811138
Cornwall town, Orange County14199121311216121097
Crawford town, Orange County1571929082665634474020155
Deerpark town, Orange County16667258505049524226493233
Goshen town, Orange County172623291929161517161617
Highlands town, Orange County113228115962
Mount Hope town, Orange County302144251174219102
New Windsor town, Orange County44140151140145153156119122162175181248
Newburgh town, Orange County159142110112120115113147143184145120
Tuxedo town, Orange County12236101443
Wallkill town, Orange County185153156149193134180196185154135150183
Warwick town, Orange County20281492969077909169463341
Woodbury town, Orange County2813141096915144511
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County1316145122117112017257
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County314323122
Florida village, Orange County9411525042123
Goshen village, Orange County9113463655557516658645958
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County387342126611102111105
Harriman village, Orange County410191316211397121099
Highland Falls village, Orange County111027222318112231752
Monroe village, Orange County43486075376040334751334541
Montgomery village, Orange County22222721629394228231214
Walden village, Orange County438895117987985797763584338
Washingtonville village, Orange County747411395183413
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County46384936502728222712416626
Kent town, Putnam County4733282112
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County14145323111
Sullivan Towns
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County55876962522831413537341313
Sullivan Villages
Liberty village, Sullivan County25556851483236304627362739
Monticello village, Sullivan County34691036262544346473412530
Woodridge village, Sullivan County1132221
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County222250262202197196183201199190179155
Ulster Towns
Lloyd town, Ulster County5923101460253541
Marlborough town, Ulster County233516131422412830201916
New Paltz town, Ulster County2422307825253632371826
Olive town, Ulster County11131211
Plattekill town, Ulster County29574961483237322015815
Rosendale town, Ulster County11416141210101454136
Saugerties town, Ulster County27147363414610516389114139117115
Shandaken town, Ulster County965557339743
Shawangunk town, Ulster County43562730281617241114713
Ulster town, Ulster County26279414710297706668502819
Woodstock town, Ulster County89101291286612419
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County3165153243199167127614515
Saugerties village, Ulster County4527

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
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Decreasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Economic Background 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 Decreasing
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
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Decreasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Increasing
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Renting Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Domestic Violence Decreasing


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