In the year ending March 2018, an estimated 2.0 million adults aged 16 to 59 years experienced domestic abuse; 695,000 were men.
Below are some more facts taken from the ManKind website that highlight the worrying impact male domestic abuse is having on our society:
- 4.3% of men and 7.5% of women stated that they have experienced domestic abuse in 2016/17, equivalent to an estimated 713,000 male victims and 1.2 million female victims. For every three victims of domestic abuse, two will be female, one will be male.
- In 16/17, 9.6% of men (equivalent to 1.6 million men) and 19.9% of women (3.3 million women) said they had experienced partner abuse (non sexual) since the age of 16.
- Male victims (39%) are over three times as likely as women (12%) not to tell anyone about the partner abuse they are suffering from.
- In 16/17, 13 men died at the hands of their partner or ex-partner compared to 82 women.
ManKind offer a confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner. The helpline phone number is 01823 334244 and is open weekdays from 10am to 4pm.
They welcome calls from mothers, sisters and friends of male victims seeking information. They also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces.
You can read more about local and national domestic abuse helplines here.