Study finds that about 40% of domestic violence victims are male

Over the weekend I reported on Family Lore News the story in The Observer that more than 40% of domestic violence victims are male, according to a study by equal rights campaign group Parity. The study, Domestic Violence: The Male Perspective, can be found on Parity's website, in PDF format, here.

Mentioned in the story are Mark Brooks, a representative from the Mankind Initiative, a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence, and Ian McNicholl, a male victim of domestic violence. Both were interviewed by BBC Breakfast this morning.

It is obviously good that this serious issue is at last beginning to get the publicity it deserves.


  1. i'm sorry, i don't believe the figures. while it is wrong to deny the fact that men are victims of dv (and even more to deny them help), it is overwhelmingly violence perpetrated by men against women. and it isn't taken seriously enough by society - i believe precisely because of that fact.

  2. To be honest, I'm not concerned with the figures so much as the acceptance that men are also victims.

  3. i'm with you on that. i just hope it isn't another 'what about us men' moment. dv isn't taken seriously enough as a whole.

  4. Simply, I guess you are saying that you believe that your prejudices are a more reliable source of information than Home Office statistics?


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