NYPD PHOTO: The New York City Police
Department commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the display of
purple ribbon magnetic decals on marked police vehicles citywide during the
month of October, in addition to information stations staffed by trained
domestic violence police officers in each borough October 5, 12, and 19th.
In 2009, NYPD
Domestic Violence officers conducted 69,188 home visits and made 40,269 domestic
violence arrests. Since 2001, overall domestic violence crime in
New York City
is down 28%. Domestic violence
homicides compared with 2001 have fallen 39%.
More information, including examples of the multi-lingual
pamphlets that will be provided at the information tables, can be found online
and in the “Inside the NYPD” video podcast, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt4QIrjNhGw.