WOMEN AREN'T THE ONLY VICTIMS

When people talk about domestic violence, they usually focus on women. And women are more likely to be injured in cases of abuse. But men can also be victims of violence, either by women or by other men.

According to a US Department of Justice study, from 1992 to 1996 about two percent of the violent crime sustained by men stemmed from abuse. But some researchers dispute this figure, pointing out that men tend to hide their suffering. They say that men may make up roughly five to ten percent of all domestic violence cases.

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