Dating violence and statistics
Overall, for the 5 states and territories surveyed (SA, NT, WA, ACT, NSW), males made up 28.3% of victims (almost one in three).
The Anglicare WA found that between 18 per cent and over 50 per cent of victims of domestic and family violence were male, depending on the kinds of violent and abusive behaviours surveyed.
, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Melbourne.
It is time to care for all those in need, whether male or female.
I had to work long shifts and often when I came home, I’d find my wife had left the children (the youngest was only a few months) and had gone down to the club, drinking and playing the poker machines.
Researchers at Deakin University investigating Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia surveyed a representative sample of 5,118 Australians and found that males accounted for between 11% and 37% of victims in incidents attended by police, 24% of intimate partner violence victims and 34% of family violence victims in the panel survey.
It also found that "there were no significant differences in the proportion of male and female respondents classified as engaging in no, low, and high Coercive Controlling Behaviours (ps showed that males made up between 20% (one in five) and 32% (one in three) reported victims of family and domestic violence-related assault, depending on the state or territory surveyed.
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In violent couples the most common pattern was for only the woman to be violent (n=48/82 or 59% of violent couples), next most common was violence by both partners (n=28, 34%), and least common was male-only violence (n=6, 7%). Miller, P, et al (2016), Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia (ADIVA) Final Report, Deakin University.