RESOURCES:
Call the Domestic Violence Crisis Center at 203-853-0418 for free counseling.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 888-774-290
Civil Protection Orders

HELP:
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Crisis Center of CT
Department of Children and Family Services
Adult Protective Services
New Canaan Health and Human Services
CT Office of Victim Services
CT Savin Victim Notification System

breakthecycle.org
The Center
Stalking Resource Center

PUTTING TOGETHER A SAFETY PLAN:
Click HERE for Putting Together a Safety Plan

RISK FACTORS:
Click HERE to learn about Risk Factors

Although our Town has a very low crime rate, crimes such as domestic violence have remained constant over many years. Domestic violence is New Canaan’s violent crime. If you live in New Canaan, and you are the victim of violence, it is highly probable that the perpetrator is someone that you love.

In 2016, our department investigated 73 family dispute incidents. This is a 40% increase compared to the same time period in 2015 when our Department investigated 52 family dispute incidents. To be clear, not all of these incidents are classified as domestic violence. Yet, it is likely that despite this increase, the prevalence of domestic violence in our Town is much greater than what is reported due to chronic under reporting by victims.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone in any community regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, gender, nationality or educational background. We all need to work together on both preventing domestic violence and getting help for those in our community that are victims of domestic violence.

Family Dispute Statistics 2016-2002

• 2016 73 Family Disputes 22 Spouse 19 Parent/Child 24 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 8 Sibling
51 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 70% Arrest Rate, 10% Dual Arrest Rate

• 2015 52 Family Disputes 22 Spouse 16 Parent/Child 12 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 2 Sibling
29 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 56 % Arrest Rate, 10% Dual Arrest Rate

• 2014 84 Family Disputes 43 Spouse 27 Parent/Child 11 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 2 Sibling
44 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 52 % Arrest Rate, 11% Dual Arrest Rate

• 2013 48 Family Disputes 26 Spouse 10 Parent/Child 12 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 0 Sibling
32 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 67 % Arrest Rate, 6% Dual Arrest Rate

• 2012 81 Family Disputes 49 Spouse 23 Parent/Child 7 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 2 Sibling
41 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 51 % Arrest Rate, 5 % Dual Arrest Rate

• 2011 76 Family Disputes 40 Spouse 25 Parent/Child 7 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 4 Sibling
41 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 54 % Arrest Rate, 8 % Dual Arrest Rate

• 2010 100 Family Disputes 61 Spouse 29 Parent/Child 3 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 5 Sibling
35 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 35% Arrest Rate, 5 % Dual Arrest Rate

• 2009 94 Family Disputes 45 Spouse 38 Parent/Child 6 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 2 Sibling
33 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 35% Arrest Rate, 3 % Dual Arrest Rate

• 2008 129 Family Disputes 71 Spouse 29 Parent/Child 15 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 7 Sibling 1 Other
44 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 34 % Arrest Rate, 7 % Dual Arrest Rate

• 2007 138 Family Disputes 61 Spouse 38 Parent/Child 26 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 11 Sibling 2 Other
40 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 30% Arrest Rate, 15% Dual Arrest Rate

• 2006 133 Family Disputes 64 Spouse 26 Parent/Child 29 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 9 Sibling 1 Other
37 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 28% Arrest Rate, .055% Dual Arrest Rate

• 2005 186 Family Disputes 96 Spouse 55 Parent/Child 28 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 3 Sibling 4 Other
66 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 35.5% Arrest Rate, 13.6% Dual Arrest Rate

• 2004 123 Family Disputes 61 Spouse 33 Parent/Child 22 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 4 Sibling 3 Other
46 Domestic Violence Arrests Made, 37% Arrest Rate

• 2003 127 Family Disputes 44 Spouse 36 Parent/Child 42 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 2 Sibling 3 Other
61 Domestic Violence arrests made, 48% Arrest Rate

• 2002 100 Family Disputes 44 Spouse 40 Parent/Child 13 Boyfriend/Girlfriend 3 Sibling
40 Domestic Violence arrests made, 40% Arrest rate, 40% + Dual Arrest Rate