Monroe County’s domestic violence rate is over double statewide rate excluding NYC

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Local community leaders have declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Willow Domestic Violence Center’s president and CEO, Meaghan de Chateauvieux, revealed the 2021 Monroe County domestic violence report at a conference. It summarizes data and trends of cases in the county. This year’s report showed the effects of the pandemic made things worse.

“Monroe County rates of domestic violence are 1.6 times the statewide rate, excluding New York City, and the city of Rochester rates are 3.6 times the statewide rate,” Chateauvieux said. “Every stat tells a story, every number represents a real life, real people right here in our community.”

There were more than 4,800 reports of domestic violence in the county last year.