Key Statistics

Male victims of domestic and partner abuse key facts

Updated: March 2018
Author: Mark Brooks, ManKind Initiative
Sources below

1

2 Female,
1 Male

For every three victims of domestic
abuse, two will be female, one will be
male.

3

8.9% of men and 21.8% of women said they had experienced partner abuse in their lifetime.

2

4.2% of men

4.2% of men and 7.9% of women stated that they have experienced domestic abuse in 2017/18, equivalent to an estimated 695,000 male victims and 1.3 million female victims.

4

Nearly half of male victims fail to tell anyone they are a victim of domestic abuse (only 51% tell anyone).

5

2.4% of men (equivalent to 404,000) and 5.6% of women (equivalent to 936,000) experienced partner abuse in 2017/18.

Key Facts: Sources

ONS figures are for men and women aged 16-59 in England and Wales

The key report is: Office for National Statistics (British Crime Survey).
Focus on violent crime and sexual offences, England and Wales: year ending Mar 2017: http://bit.ly/2G9nGPy
The data tables can be found here: http://bit.ly/2GNVLmm

Produced by Mark Brooks (March 2018)
© The ManKind Initiative

(1) ONS BCS Focus on Violent Crime and Sexual Offences 2016/17 http://bit.ly/2G9nGPy

(2) ONS domestic abuse: findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales: year ending March 2018 https://bit.ly/2FY8UYc

(3) ONS domestic abuse: findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales: year ending March 2018 https://bit.ly/2FY8UYc

(4) ONS domestic abuse: findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales: year ending March 2018 https://bit.ly/2FY8UYc

(5) ONS domestic abuse: findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales: year ending March 2018 https://bit.ly/2FY8UYc