Domestic Violence in NYC Reflects the World

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press

New York City’s legal counsel said Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day … a figure the head of the U.N. women’s agency said reflects what is happening in the world.

On the International Day to End Violence Against Women, New York City’s top lawyer Maya Wiley also said “it’s really a staggering fact that 40 percent of violent felonies in this city are related to domestic violence.”

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the figures in New York City “are indicative of the problem” throughout the world.

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