Musings and Sometimes Rants about the non-equal status of Fathers in Family Law and Parenting. Additionally periodic comparisons to the treatment of men compared to women in other areas including health care.
Monday, September 6, 2010
In the U.K. ~ Four in ten domestic violence victims are men
Its good to see this get some sound publicity in the U.K. I suspect the 40% figure is actually on the low side.MJM
Four out of ten victims of domestic violence are men, a report claimed yesterday.
But it added that men who complain of being attacked at home are often ignored by police who prefer to believe that a woman is the real victim.
The study comes at a time of complaints that men are treated unfairly by the justice system.
Ignored: A new study reveals that one in four domestic violence victims are men but that police and magistrates often ignore their plight
Role reversal: Campaign group Parity claims more than half the male victims of domestic violence suffer injury.
A new set of guidelines for judges on fairness in the courts has been criticised for playing down the likelihood that women attack men and pushing for judges and magistrates to go easier on women offenders.
The study by the Parity campaign group based its assessment of the number of male victims of domestic violence on Home Office statistics and the British Crime Survey.
It said that the average proportion of male domestic violence victims was 40 per cent.
The charity report added that more than 41,000 men were prosecuted for domestic violence in 2008/09 but only 2,700 women.
More than half the male victims of domestic violence suffer injury.
The report comes amid protests over the latest guidelines published by the Judicial Studies Board, the body responsible for training judges.
Its revamped court manual states that domestic violence ‘consists mainly of violence by men against women’.
Mark Brooks, of the ManKind campaign group, which supports male victims of domestic violence, said:
‘For a document that claims to be about gender equality, it leaves the impression that male victims are seen as second class.’
I am Politically active and right of centre on most issues with the odd exception such as legalization of "Mary Jane".
I advocate on changes to Family Law - an incredibly dysfunctional arena where parents are pitted against one another and children are the victims.
My picture will sometimes show me as a younger man simply because I like them.
In 2006, unintentional falls were the leading cause of nonfatal injury among women of every age group, and rates generally increased with age. Women aged 65 years and older had the highest rate of injury due to unintentional falls (59.7 per 1,000 women), while slightly more than 19 per 1,000 women aged 18–34 and 35–44 years experienced fall-related injuries. Unintentional injuries sustained as motor vehicle occupants were the second leading cause of injury among 18- to 34-year-olds (18.7 per 1,000), while unintentional overexertion was the second leading cause of injury among women aged 35–44 and 45–64 years (13.7 and 9.3 per 1,000, respectively). Among women aged 65 years and older, being unintentionally struck by or against an object was the second leading cause of injury (5.7 per 1,000).
Injury related Emergency Department Visits
Unintentional and intentional injuries each represented a higher proportion of emergency department (ED) visits for men than women in 2005. Among women and men aged 18 years and older, unintentional injuries accounted for 19.9 and 27.5 percent of ED visits, respectively, while intentional injuries, or assault, represented 1.4 and 2.7 percent of visits, respectively. Among both women and men, unintentional injury accounted for a higher percentage of ED visits among those living in non-metropolitan areas, while adults living in metropolitan areas had a slightly higher percentage of ED visits due to intentional injury.