Report: Domestic abuse in public housing on the rise

A new report from the City Council found that domestic violence crimes in public housing have risen dramatically in the last five years. The report, released by the Public Housing Committee, says there

News 12 Staff

Oct 14, 2014, 10:28 PM

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Report: Domestic abuse in public housing on the rise
A new report from the City Council found that domestic violence crimes in public housing have risen dramatically in the last five years.
The report, released by the Public Housing Committee, says there were 809 domestic crimes reported in NYCHA buildings back in 2009. Last year, the number rose to more than 1,600.
A NYCHA spokesperson testified at Tuesday's hearing that 224 residents have already received an emergency transfer to safe housing this year.


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