Domestic violence against men in Northern Ireland has risen by more than 40% in the past nine years according to a report in the Belfast Telegraph.
Since records began in 2004/5, there has been a 41% increase in reported domestic violence offences against men aged 18 and over, compared with a rise of 9% for women in the same period.
In recent years there has been a growing awareness that men are the hidden victims of domestic violence.
Research spanning over 40 years has consistently found that women are just as likely to perpetrate domestic violence as men. The key difference is that women are more likely to be injured or killed.
Yet men still represent a substantial proportion of victims who are assaulted (50%), injured (30%) or killed (25%) during a violent attack by an intimate partner, according to leading experts.
Despite the dramatic rise in men reporting…
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