Each year, Willow Center provides a comprehensive Report to the Community in partnership with the Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium. The Community Report includes data from law enforcement, Monroe County 911 calls, the District Attorney’s Office, and Willow Center.
The Community Report is released in early October each year to launch Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
2018 Report Highlights:
- • There were 4,867 reports of domestic violence made last year in Monroe County – these are reports by Law Enforcement agencies• Of the nearly 5,000 reports, 54% came from our City and 46% from our suburbs• 46,446 calls were made to Monroe County 911 dispatch last year that were classified as domestic disputes – down over 2,500 calls from last year. Strikingly, calls are down 22% since 2010. Why?
• 3,555 orders of protection were filed, ABOVE the 10 year average of 3,300, with 1,069 final orders of protection granted. Temporary Orders of Protection are down 10%.
• Our community has seen a decrease in the number of offenders on active probation – with 285 domestic violence offenders on probation at the start of 2018, down 38% compared to 2015.
• During calendar year 2017, Willow Center received 5,590 calls to our emergency hotline, slightly higher than past years.
• Monroe County rates of domestic violence are 1.6 times the statewide rate, excluding NYC. Rochester rates are 3 times as high. The City of Rochester rates are higher than they’ve been in 5 years.