The number of people killed by someone in their household rose 10 percent in New York state last year, a report released Monday revealed.
The report, released by the state Division of Criminal Justice Service, showed there were 144 such homicides last year compared to 131 the year before.
Acting Commissioner Sean Byrne said the DCJS was trying to combat the rise by helping police identify potential incidents of domestic violence early or providing training in "what to tell parties about their intent to come back, and then how to make appropriate home visits back to that domestic incidence scene over the coming weeks accompanied by a domestic violence advocate."
The increase mirrors an overall increase in all homicides statewide.
Though the spike was driven by a rise in the number of child deaths, women continue to be the most at risk for violence by someone they know.
The report also found the number of homicides by spouses and other "intimate partners" declined 19 percent, to 73 deaths.