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Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

Results of latest government detailed study on intimate violence in England  and Wales

 

A confidential self-completion module was again used as a supplement to the 2015/16 British Crime Survey for England and Wales, in order to obtain in confidence the experiences of a nationally representative sample of people, this year of just under twenty thousand men and women between the ages of 16 and 59.


The results were first published in February 2017 by the Office for National Statistics (British Crime Survey), Focus on violent crime and sexual offences. England and Wales: year ending March 2016, with an associated Compendium by Emma Wright, 9 February 2017.


In general, the Survey found similar prevalence rates of intimate violence to those revealed in previous years.


Table 1 Estimated numbers of victims of intimate violence during the year ending March 2016, England and Wales.


Type of violence
Men
1000s
Women
1000s
Total
1000s
% Male
Any domestic abuse
716
1272
1989
36
Domestic abuse - Non-physical
491
845
1336
36.7
Domestic abuse - Threats or force
353
640
993
35.5
Domestic abuse - Threats
239
512
751
31.8
Domestic abuse - Force
207
364
572
36.2
Any partner abuse
489
1028
1517
32.2
Any family abuse
322
360
682
47.2
Partner abuse - Non-sexual
451
891
1342
33.7
Family abuse – Non-sexual
296
315
611
48.3
Sexual assault (incl attempts)
111
533
645
17.2
Stalking
450
759
1210
37.2

Source: ONS. (British Crime Survey) Focus on violent crime and sexual offences. England and Wales: Year ending March 2016. See ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/compendium/
focusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/yearendingmarch2016
. Data tables can be found on ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/
appendixtablesfocusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/yearendingmarch2016/fovappendixtables.xls


The risk of intimate violence varies by demographic, socio-economic and lifestyle characteristics. Characteristics that were independently associated with an increased risk of intimate violence across all the forms included marital status (in particular being unmarried), housing tenure, age (under the age of 45), and having a limiting disability or illness.


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