Bronx borough president calls domestic violence ?an epidemic?
The Bronx borough president calls domestic violence an epidemic. But while advocates and leaders are talking about the issue, experts say many victims are not.
According to Safe Horizon, a victims service organization, there are 600 domestic violence calls made to 9-11 every day in New York City. The group estimates that for every call made, three incidents go unreported.
The New York City Department of Health released a study that found more than half the women killed in the Bronx die at the hands of a former or current partner. The study also found that approximately 90 percent of the women were immigrants.
There are many Bronx and city organizations dedicated to help victims of domestic violence. On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals in Albany changed a city law to help Bronx domestic violence victims keep custody of their children.