Dating violence in high school a profile of the victims
In the case of male victims, the figures range from a high of 4.5% in 2007/2008 In the Republic of Ireland, a 2005 report carried out by the National Crime Council found that 15% of women and 6% of men had suffered severe IPV in their lifetime, equating to roughly 213,000 women and 88,000 men.
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.
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Over a lifetime, this figure increased to 14.9% of men.
Of the 6.6 million incidents of IPV in 1995, 3.25 million involved male victims, with 1 million incidents resulting in injury.
Since 1975, numerous other empirical studies have found evidence of gender symmetry in IPV.
For example, in the United States, the National Comorbidity Study of 1990-1992 found 18.4% of men and 17.4% of women had experienced minor IPV, and 5.5% of men and 6.5% of women had experienced severe IPV.