A new report says domestic violence at New York City's public housing developments is on the rise and a key factor in the increase in crime there.
The report by the City Council's Public Housing Committee found that domestic violence crimes went up from 809 in 2009 to more than 1,600 last year.
The Daily News says the increase comes as the city let homeless families take priority over domestic violence victims on the long waiting list for NYCHA housing.
The Public Housing Committee was scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on how NYCHA plans to address the growing problem of domestic violence.
The NYCHA says the agency has recently relaxed the requirements for qualifying for housing