By Philip W. Cook
An award-winning investigative journalist presents a tense new examine an underreported kind of family violence―the abuse of men.
• the most recent examine figures and updated surveys at the incidence of intimate companion violence opposed to men
• own interviews and instances drawn from media assurance of politicians and different public figures
• a particular bibliography
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The women said they hit first 53 percent of the time, while their partners hit first 42 percent of the time. Three percent said they could not remember who hit first. ”33 These results were reported in the first edition of this book. ” I’ve heard the “in context” argument many times at various domestic violence conferences I have attended since this book’s first edition. com, saying, “Also on the battering statistics these figures include a lot of women slapping men who get fresh with them. Or self-defense assaults.
For both black and white victims, about 40 percent of the men and 60 percent of the women were killed by their spouses. 48 Almost 10 years later, in 1996, 1,800 murders were attributed to intimates, which represented a sharp decline (36%) from nearly 3,000 in 1976. In 1996, three in every four victims of intimate murder were female. The sharpest decrease from prior years was in the number of black male victims. The yearly fluctuations in murder rates and the effect of changing economic times, age of the population, and how the homicide rate is measured among other factors means that it is difficult to say with precision what the intimate partner murder rate actually is at any given time.
The Evidence for a Significant Social Problem 31 Indeed, some criminal justice researchers believe that given the current trends, female crime will eventually match the male rate for all types of crime except for rape and murder. 62 Between 1993 and 2002, the female embezzlement arrest rate was actually greater than the number of men arrested on the same charges, the first time in any category that female crime exceeded male crime. Nationally, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, overall crime fell from 1993 through 2002, and the number of men arrested fell by nearly 6 percent; however, the number of women arrested increased by 14 percent during this time period.