Statistics on Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

Statistics

Below are statistics on male victims of domestic abuse. Please also consult the research page.

50 Key Facts about Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Partner Abuse (March 2020)

  • 576,000 men (2.5% men) and 1.2 million (4.8% women) were victims of partner abuse in 2018/19 equating to a ratio of two female victims to every one male victim.
  • In 2017/18, 11% of male victims (7.2% women) have considered taking their life due to partner abuse.
  • In 2017/18, nearly half of male victims fail to tell anyone they are a victim of domestic abuse (only 51% tell anyone). They are nearly three times less likely to tell anyone than a female victim (49% of men fail to tell anyone as opposed to 19% women). This has worsened since 2015/16 where the figures were 61% for men (88% women).
  • In 2018/19 – 16 men (80 women) were killed at the hands of their current or ex-partner.
  • In terms of refuges/safe houses, currently, there are 37 organisations with 204 spaces with only 40 of those places are dedicated for men. Many parts of the UK have no or limited places at all – for instance London has no spaces.

Police Reporting Figures on Victims of Domestic Abuse by Gender  (2012-2018) – including male victims and female victims

Convictions of Domestic Abuse (2004/05 – 2018/19) – new

Domestic Abuse Homicides (2007 – 08 to 2018 – 19)– new

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (“Clare’s Law”) update  – coming soon

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Partner Abuse:Briefing on Gender and Sexuality of Perpetrators (The Gender of their Perpetrators is Overwhelmingly Female)

Media Coverage of male victims of domestic abuse including cases and examples

Media coverage, publicised research, court rulings and examples of male victims of domestic abuse (2007 to March 2020)

Office for National Statistics (England and Wales) / Scotland:

 The key ONS reports can be found on this page called Domestic abuse in England and Wales overview: November 2019: https://bit.ly/3aj64fz

These reports include:

Domestic abuse prevalence and trends, England and Wales: year ending March 2019: Report – https://bit.ly/38f7GWh and Data – https://bit.ly/3ajXVrm

Domestic abuse victim characteristics, England and Wales: year ending March 2019: Report  – https://bit.ly/2VyvfXq and Data – https://bit.ly/3acxG5Y

Partner abuse in detail, England and Wales: year ending March 2018: Report  – https://bit.ly/38epe4X and Data – https://bit.ly/38faSRL

The nature of violent crime in England and Wales: year ending March 2018 (published February 2019)

Archive (preserved to protect links)

Intimate (ex) Partner Homicides: Men (to 2015/16) – old

Convictions of Domestic Abuse (2004/05 – 2017/18) – old

Police reporting figures (2012-2017) – old (male and female victims of domestic abuse)

Domestic abuse: findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales: year ending March 2018 (published November 2018)

Domestic abuse in England and Wales: year ending March 2018 – charity, police and other data (published November 2018)

Datatools (published November 2018)

Scotland Domestic Abuse Survey (November 2018)

50 Key Facts about Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Partner Abuse (March 2020)

45 Key Facts and Statistics on Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (March 2019)– old

45 Key Facts about Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (March 2019) – old old

35 Key Facts – Male Victims of Domestic Abuse – old

Number of male victims of domestic abuse reporting to England and Wales police forces (2012-2016) – old

30 Key Facts – Male Victims (February 2017) – old

Convictions of Domestic Violence perpetrators (2004-2016) – old

Number of domestic abuse victims reporting to the police (2012 to 2015) – old

30 Key Facts – Male Victims (Nov 2016) – old

30 Key Facts – Male Victims (Sep 2016) – old

30 Key Facts – Male Victims (Mar 2016) – old

Convictions of Domestic Violence perpetrators (2004 -2014) – old

Police Force Domestic Abuse Reporting (2012 to 2015) – excel – old

Clare’s Law –old

Clare’s Law (Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme) – old

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare’s Law) – old

Convictions for Domestic Abuse – (2004/05 to 2016/17) – old

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare’s Law) – male victims – old

Focus on violent crime and sexual offences, England and Wales: year ending Mar 2016 (published on 9 February 2017) and  (published 8 Febraury 2018) for year ending Mar 2017