Thursday, August 30, 2012

Article: Domestic-violence deaths down 40% this year in New York City

Deaths from domestic violence have dropped nearly 40% this year, police said Thursday.
There have been 40 domestic violence-related homicides this year, police said, compared to 66 for the same period last year.
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced the drop at a promotions ceremony at Police Headquarters where Inspector Kathleen O’Reilly, who has led the department efforts against domestic violence, was promoted to deputy chief.
Her officers conduct more than 70,000 home visits a year, helping to enforce orders of protection and design safety plans for victims, Kelly said.

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