Dating violence papers
These authoritative sources agree that up to One in Three victims of sexual assault* and at least One in Three victims of family violence is male (perhaps as many as one in two). Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 10(2), 152-168.
Percentage of perpetrators that were female for different behaviours: I phoned the domestic violence help line to try to resolve some issues concerning the abuse, and the woman who answered the phone said, ‘If you admit that you are the perpetrator and your wife says she has been victimised, then we can help you’.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.These SBS News, in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Criminology, published an overview of all victims of domestic or family homicide over the 23 year period 1989/90 to 2011/12.They found that 408 male partners (24.8%) and 1237 female partners (75.2%) had been killed during this period.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.
Halford et al conducted Australian research in 2011 on intimate partner violence (IPV) in couples seeking relationship education for the transition to parenthood and found that in 19% of couples both partners perpetrated IPV, in 12% only the woman had perpetrated IPV, and in 3% only the man had perpetrated IPV. Intimate partner violence in couples seeking relationship education for the transition to parenthood.
When it came to severity, fathers were also more likely than mothers to report experiencing the highest level of fear, control and coersion (10 on a 10-point scale) that they felt arising from the focus parent’s behaviour since separation.
Experiences of control and coersion were statistically significantly higher for fathers than mothers.
Sometimes when I went to get her, she’d smash a glass or a bottle across my head. While much sexual violence occurs within extended families, not all sexual violence is family violence. New South Wales Auditor-General's Report: Responding to Domestic and Family Violence, Performance Audit.
Sexual violence is included on this page because the Australian Government's current anti-violence strategy addresses sexual assault and family violence together. NSW Recorded Crime Statistics 2014 (Excel spreadsheet). Retrieved May 17, 2013, from Documents/143/Responding_to_Domestic_Family_Violence_Full_aspx. Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia: 1999–00 to 2012–13.
When reading the following quantitative statistics it should be remembered that family violence is extremely complex and doesn't just boil down to ‘who does what to whom and how badly’.