Domestic Violence

OSullivan-Michael
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


Sergeant Michael O'Sullivan
Domestic Violence Coordinator


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

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 2023, our department investigated 83 family dispute incidents. This is a 2.38% decrease compared to the same time period in 2022 when our Department investigated 85 family dispute incidents. To be clear, not all of these incidents are classified as domestic violence. Yet, it is likely that despite this decrease, 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 2002-2023
    • 2023 83 Family Disputes
    • 2022 85 Family Disputes
    • 2021 64 Family Disputes
    • 2020 47 Family Disputes
    • 2019 46 Family Disputes
    • 2018 54 Family Disputes
    • 2017 62 Family Disputes
    • 2016 73 Family Disputes
    • 2015 52 Family Disputes
    • 2014 84 Family Disputes
    • 2013 48 Family Disputes
    • 2012 81 Family Disputes
    • 2011 76 Family Disputes
    • 2010 100 Family Disputes
    • 2009 94 Family Disputes
    • 2008 129 Family Disputes
    • 2007 138 Family Disputes
    • 2006 133 Family Disputes
    • 2005 186 Family Disputes
    • 2004 123 Family Disputes
    • 2003 127 Family Disputes
    • 2002 100 Family Disputes