The difference in the two reports was that Study 191 was a questionnaire of a random representative sample of people, while the Crime Survey attained its figures from crime records, i.e. The 2010–2011 report found that whilst 27% of women who experienced IPV reported it to the police, only 10% of men did so, and whilst 44% of women reported to some professional organization, only 19% of men did so.In a 2005 report carried out by the National Crime Council in the Republic of Ireland, it was estimated that 5% of men who had experienced IPV had reported it to the authorities, compared to 29% of women.Of the 6.6 million incidents of IPV in 1995, 3.25 million involved male victims, with 1 million incidents resulting in injury.
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The first of these argues that scholars who focus on female-perpetrated IPV are part of an anti-feminist backlash, and are attempting to undermine the problem of male-perpetrated abuse by championing the cause of the man, over the much more serious cause of the abused woman.
The second polemic argues that IPV against men is a significant problem and underreported, and that it puts women in even greater risk of victimization by abusive men, which domestic violence researchers and radical feminists have ignored in order to protect the fundamental gains of the battered womens' movement, specifically, the view that intimate partner abuse is an extension of patriarchal dominance..
As with domestic violence against women, violence against men may constitute a crime, but laws vary between jurisdictions.
Whereas women who experience domestic violence tend to be encouraged to report it to the authorities, it is argued that men who experience such violence may encounter pressure against reporting, with those that do facing social stigma regarding their perceived lack of machismo and other denigrations of their masculinity.In the United States, the National Violence Against Women Survey carried out by the Department of Justice in 2000, surveyed 16,000 people (8,000 men and 8,000 women), and found that 7.4% of men reported physical assault by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend/girlfriend, or date in their lifetime.Additionally, 0.9% of men reported experiencing domestic violence in the past year, equating to 834,732 men.Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country.Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170 different languages.These reports have consistently recorded significantly higher rates of both male and female victims of IPV than the standard crime surveys.