Domestic Violence Against Men
- March 18, 2008
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One of our readers pointed out an important point that men are often victims of violence at the hands of their partners as well.
The rates between men and women differ quite a bit:
- Intimate partner violence is primarily a crime against women. In 2001, women accounted for 85 percent of the victims of intimate partner violence (588,490 total) and men accounted for approximately 15 percent of the victims (103,220 total). (www.endabuse.org)
However, this may be due to the fact that men are more unlikely to report such incidents:
- Women are seven to 14 times more likely than men to report suffering severe physical assaults from an intimate partner. (www.endabuse.org)
Unfortunately, domestic violence occurs with both genders. Here is a good resources available for men to identify and learn how to deal with abuse: http://www.wadv.org/maleabuse.htm
How do you think such incidents are accounted for and dealt with in the South Asian community and how do you feel the statistics for such cases may differ?