New York Police Headquarters was lit up in purple to show the support for domestic violence awareness and remind the victims of domestic violence that NYP officers in every precinct work hard to bring these suspects to justice. NYPD responds to over 2o0,000 domestic incidents annually, or almost 600 calls a day. DVP police officers face unpredictable, potentially volatile situations, and therefore police officers are trained to help ensure victims' safety and their own. Every NYPD Precinct has a Domestic Violence Team. Over 400 NYPD officers and investigators assist victims of domestic violence in precincts and Housing Bureau Police serving areas in 5 boroughs.
New York City First Lady Chirlane also tweeted the following post" #GoPurpleNYC draws attention to the bravery and strength of survivors of domestic violence, but also the work we all must do to support them and stand by them. I encourage everyone to go to http://NYC.Gov/NYCHope to learn how you can be a better ally to those who need them."
There were 87,512 Domestic Violence Complaints by Precinct, and 1972 Chronic Domestic Violence Complaints by Borough 320 people have been murdered in NYC so far this year.
There are many forms of violence against women, including sexual, physical, or emotional abuse by an intimate partner; physical or sexual abuse by family members or others; sexual harassment and abuse by authority figures (such as teachers, police officers or employers); trafficking for forced labor or sex; and such traditional practices as forced or child marriages, dowry-related violence; and honor killings, when women are murdered in the name of family honor. Systematic sexual abuse in conflict situations is another form of violence against women.
Violence against women is a major public health problem and a violation of human rights. A lack of access to education and opportunity,and low social status in communities are linked to violence against women. Violence by an intimate partner is one of the most common forms of violence against women. A wide range of physical, mental, sexual and reproductive, and maternal health problems can result from violence against women. Many women do not seek help or report their experiences when violence occurs.
New York City Domestic Violence Hotline
The City's Domestic Violence Hotline provides safety planning, referrals, and connections to emergency housing for domestic violence victims. This assistance is available to both male and female victims—the hotline assists in over 150 languages.
Call 1-800-621-HOPE for the New York City Domestic Violence Hotline, or call 311 and ask for the Domestic Violence Hotline.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Hearing Impaired 24-Hour Hotline is TDD: 1-800-810-7444
311 Online: You can also access information regarding domestic violence services by visiting www.nyc.gov/311. 311 in New York City's primary source of government information and non-emergency services.
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