The Office for National Statistics has recently published its updated 2012/13 report and datasets on the British Crime Survey which highlights a range of statistics on domestic abuse amongst a host of other important data.
The ManKind Initiative has collated these and a number of other key statistics into one 25 Key Facts_Feb 2014 (final)
Please feel free to download and circulate.
Some key facts are:
- 38% of domestic abuse victims are male: for every five victims, three will be female, two will be male
- 4.4% of men were estimated to have experienced domestic abuse in the last year, equivalent to an estimated 720,000 male victims
- 1% of men and 1.4% of women were victims of severe force at the hands of their partner during 2012/13.
- More married men (1.5%) and cohabitating men (4.0%) suffered from partner abuse in 2012/13 than married women (1.3%) and cohabitating women (3.4%)
- Male victims (29%) are nearly twice as likely than women (17%) to not tell anyone about the partner abuse. Only 10% of male victims will tell the police (27% women), only 22% will tell a person in an official position (38% women) and only 10% (15% women) will tell a health professional.