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:
MALE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND PARTNER ABUSE – 21 KEY FACTS
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.