Domestic violence against men soars to record levels as number of cases treble in past decade

Our thanks to Nigel for this piece in yesterday’s Sunday Sun. Excerpts:

Domestic violence against men has trebled in the past decade, shocking official figures reveal. [Wrong. The number of convictions has trebled, as more men have reported being victims to the police. The crime remains woefully under-reported, and the police should bring far more prosecutions.]

A record 5,640 wives and girlfriends were convicted of assaulting their male partners last year — up from 1,850 in 2007.

The issue has become a taboo because victims are often too ashamed to talk about their experiences. [Wrong. It hasn’t ‘become’ a taboo, it remains one for most male victims of DV. There are quite a number of reasons men don’t report being a victim of DV – other than shame – some in common with female victims, some unique to men e.g. the lack of available refuge places for men with their children.]

But an MP is now calling for action after evidence emerged the problem is growing at an alarming rate…

Stats released by the Attorney General show 177 women are convicted of domestic abuse EVERY WEEK…

Tory MP Philip Davies, who uncovered the stats, said: “When people think of domestic violence, they automatically think of men abusing women.

“But the vast increase in the number of women convicted of domestic violence over the past decade must not be overlooked.

“We must not forget the male victims.

“Both male and female perpetrators of domestic violence should be dealt with equally harshly by the courts and more should be done to help victims of domestic violence whether they are men or women.”

Then we have this nonsensical claim by the CPS:

Crown Prosecutors insist any form of domestic violence is serious and there is no bias or lack of concern when dealing with male victims.

From a male victim of DV, later in the article:

“The police were unwilling to help and I eventually dropped charges and ended our relationship.”

The article ends with this:

John Mays, the chairman of Parity, which campaigns for equal rights for men and women, said: “In 30 to 40 percent of domestic violence cases men are the victims and in many cases the injuries sustained are very severe.

“One of the great tragedies of male victim domestic violence is that there are very few safe houses for men who are seeking refuge with their children while there are over 9,000 for women.

“This is a problem which needs to be urgently addressed.”

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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4 Responses to Domestic violence against men soars to record levels as number of cases treble in past decade

  1. epistemol says:

    Whether it is addressed or not addressed will depend on if there is any money in it or not.

  2. sanity2014 says:

    The moment men realize times have changed and stop tolerating special parks and leniency towards women, all current injustice towards men will be corrected. But as long as men belief they must treat today’s militant women like they did the supportive women from pre emancipation times, nothing will or can change. It’s now up to men to stop and think.

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