COLONIE - According to information gathered by state agencies and released Monday, last year 44 per cent of adult female homicide victims in New York State were killed by an intimate partner.
For men, the difference is dramatic, only one point seven per cent were killed by an intimate partner.
"That sadly relates to a woman's home being the most dangerous place in New York State for her to be," said Sean Byrne, the acting commissioner of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services. "It demonstrates that domestic homicides are the largest sub-category of overall homicides of women."
New York compiles this information to inform executive decision-making and to try to improve its response to domestic violence.
They've under taken a number of steps intended to attack the problem.