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Domestic Violence NYPD Home Visits Increase

By Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.  Feb. 21, 2012 11:08a

The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence in New York City has reported in its Domestic Violence Annual Fact Sheet 2011 that New York police responded to 257,813 calls concerning domestic violence incidents last year. This is an average of 700 incidents per day. More startling than this is the 91 percent increase since 2002 in domestic violence-related home visits conducted by the police department throughout the area. The most tragic statistics involve 92 family-related homicides around the greater New York City area, which includes children who died as a consequence of family violence. 96 percent of these homicides were cases which victims did not have protective orders.

The above statistics point up the widespread incidence of domestic violence and the need for legal action on the part of victims and their children. Domestic violence includes spousal abuse, child abuse, and any form of violence, harassment, or stalking between family members, intimate partners, former spouses, former intimate partners, and unmarried parents of a child. Victims of domestic violence can seek an order of protection from the courts, also known as a restraining order, which prohibits their abuser from any form of contact, whether at home, work, school, or places they frequently visit.

Get Help from a New York Domestic Violence Attorney

If you have been harmed or threatened with harm in a domestic situation, you should seek qualified legal help. At the law offices of Brian D. Perskin & Associates, you will find a New York domestic violence lawyer who can provide caring, skilled, and zealous legal representation aimed at protecting you and your family. The experienced legal team at the firm is fully prepared and deeply committed to using the legal system on your behalf to punish and prevent abuse. You will breathe easier knowing that proper legal measures have been taken to safeguard both you and your children.

No one should have to suffer domestic abuse. Get the dedicated legal help you need today. The firm serves clients throughout New York, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.

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