To date, there is no robust research to indicate a correlation between the ‘troubles’ and the context and extent of domestic violence.
Statistics indicate that domestic violence is a worldwide problem.
For many men, calling the helpline is the first step they have made in talking to someone else about the problems they face, whether it is information or emotional support.
» Information and support for male victims of domestic violence » Support agencies for men Back to top Research and statistics show that in the majority of cases, men perpetrate domestic violence against women.
Domestic violence is intentional and persistent abusive behaviour which is based on an unequal position of power and control.
Domestic violence can include a range of behaviours used by one person to control another with whom they have, or have had, a close or family relationship.
The majority of victims are women and children although research is highlighting the prevalence and context of male victims of domestic violence.
Research and statistics, including MARAC statistics show that about 90% of reported cases are perpetrated by men against women.
The World Health Organization (WHO), in a global study of 24,000 women, Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women reports that 10-69% women from around the world stated they had been physically assaulted by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
The report also shows that 40-70% of female murder victims from around the world were killed by an intimate partner.