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Excerpt Below: As murders in New York City have declined significantly over the last 25 years, one category has remained stubbornly high: domestic violence homicides.
The persistence of such killings, now a larger share of the shrinking homicide total, has frustrated police officers, prosecutors, social service providers and policy makers struggling to prevent intimate tensions that play out behind closed doors from turning deadly.
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And while the city already has a host of programs aimed at curbing domestic violence, Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, announced this month that he was assembling a task force, headed by the first lady, Chirlane Mc Cray, and James P.
O’Neill, the commissioner of the New York Police Department, to come up with a “comprehensive citywide strategy” in the next four months.
Liz Roberts, chief program officer and deputy CEO of Safe Horizon, said that despite the substantial resources the city had appropriated to address the scourge in recent years, there were still barriers that discourage victims from leaving their partners and filing charges.Studies have shown children who grow up in homes where abuse occurs are more likely to be violent with their intimate partners as adults.