Monday, 14 May 2012

UK Statistics for Male Victims

I started this blog with a newspaper report containing statistics that were drawn from research carried out by PARITY:

The figures that Figures quoted from PARITY

since that report there have been further studies.  The National Centre for Domestic Violence gives the following stats on their website:

·          1 man dies every 3 weeks caused by Domestic Violence and due to factors such as shame and embarrassment most men will not seek help to get out of the abusive relationship.

·          The police receive a 999 call every three minutes from a male victim

·          1 in 6 men will experience Domestic Violence in their life

·          Every third victim of Domestic Violence is a man

·          Domestic Violence equates to approx 25% of all reported violent crimes

·          9% of all reported violent crimes are Domestic Violence cases involving male victims

·         Approximately 4 million men are affected every year by domestic violence

·         Practically the same percentage of men as women are victims of severe acts of Domestic Violence

This summary  that appears on the NCDV is based on the latest figures available  ( February 2012)  produced by the ManKind Initiative:


In addition to those statistics already listed, these are of particular interest:
  • For men who were victims of partner abuse 29% said they were a victim of ‘severe force’, more than female victims (27%)
  • 20% of men who have suffered partner abuse have done so for more than one year (97,000 men).
  • The number of women convicted of perpetrating domestic abuse has more that quadrupled in the past seven years from 806 (2004/5) to 3,965 (2010/11)
  • Twice as many male victims (28%) than women (13%) do not tell anyone about the domestic abuse they are suffering – highlighting the level of underreporting.

This figures shows that domestic abuse/violence against men is a serious problem that also needs tackling and removing the stigma surrounding it.

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