According to the survey, and 312,000 women and 93,000 men were victims of domestic violence.[ [] ] The "Northern Ireland Crime Survey" for 2005 reported that 13% of people (16% of women and 10% of men) reported being victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives.

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Many crime victimization surveys, from many countries, do show that there is a correlation between the under-reporting of crime and the degree of intimacy between the victim and the offender.

The degree of seriousness of offending also affects reporting, with less serious offending less likely to be reported to police.

[ The "National Study of Domestic Abuse" for 2005 reported that 213,000 women and 88,000 men reported being victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives.

According to the study, one in seven women and one in sixteen men were victims of severe physical abuse, severe emotional abuse, or sexual abuse.

Among the large numbers of men physically assaulted each year, close to 70 per cent were assaulted by strangers.

Less than five per cent were assaulted by a female partner or ex-partner.

Hello United States The "National Violence Against Women Survey" for 2000 reported that 25% of women and 7.6% of men reported being victims of intimate partner violence at some point in their lives.

It also reported that 1.5% (or 1.5 million) of women and 0.9% (or 0.83 million) of men reported being victims of rape or physical assault for the past year.] * Men experience over one-third of DV-related injuries (Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 5, pages 651-680)* Men are far less likely to report DV incidents than women (Stets and Straus 1990)* The myths about domestic violence are numerous [] * Many of these myths are based on DV studies that use biased survey methods (Arriaga and Oskamp 1999)According to Southern Connecticut State University: "In 95% of family violence cases the victims are women beaten by male partners. There are an estimated 28 million battered women in the U.

S.; more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. will be battered in their lifetime." [] says that contrary to media and public opinion women commit more acts of violence than men in eleven categories: throw something, push, grab, shove, slap, kick, bite, hit or threaten a partner with a knife or gun.

70% of the assault victims seen in the emergency room of Boston City Hospital are women who have been attacked in their own homes. The study, which is based on interviews with 1,615 married or cohabiting couples and extrapolated nationally using census data, found that 21 percent of couples reported domestic violence.

Issues Measures of the incidence of violence in intimate relationships can differ markedly in their findings depending on the measures used.