5 The other category of “psychological aggression” is “coercive control,” such as restricting access to friends or relatives and having to account for all your time.
The number of men is smaller, but that is still 2.26 million men.
Well over $1 billion is spent to help female victims, but there are virtually no services available in the country for over 2 million men who are victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
(As a point of reference, Statistics Canada (2006, 2011) reports that 45.5% of the victims of present or former spousal violence were men.
The 2010 National Crime Victimization Survey (Truman, 2011, Table 5) shows only 407,700 female and 101,530 male victims of intimate partner violence: for women that’s less than a tenth of the victims reported in NISVS.) This drop in intimate partner violence against females and steady rate of violence against males raises an interesting policy question.
Physical violence More men than women were victims of intimate partner physical violence within the past year, according to a national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and U. (One-year prevalence “are considered to be more accurate [than lifetime rates] because they do not depend on recall of events long past” (Straus, 2005, p.