New York Times: “Why a Drop in Domestic Violence Reports Might Not Be a Good Sign”

In a recent article, The New York Times reports that the number of police responses to complaints of domestic violence have decreased, but despite this anomaly, it is not suggestive that actual incidences of domestic violence have decreased. In fact, it is likely that there have been increases of incidents of domestic violence and those incidences have gone unreported.

The Article points out that “the drop in reports is far from reassuring, officials said, and law enforcement officials and social workers say there are some signs strife is quietly escalating behind closed doors. Calls to some organizations that provide shelter to battered women, for instance, have increased sharply.”

The full article can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/nyregion/new-york-city-domestic-violence-coronavirus.html

If you or anyone you know is suffering under the shroud of abuse, Brian A. Picarello & Associates, PC encourages you to seek help immediately. Click here for more information about what you can do and how an experienced domestic violence attorney can help. Call us at 631-392-4949 or email us at info@bpfamilylaw.com if you wish to discuss your particular situation as it relates to domestic violence of child abuse.

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