Domestic Violence Against Men Hits Record High

File photo dated 18-07-2016 of File photo dated 27-08-2012 of IPC President Sir Philip Craven PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 16, 2016. International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven said Rio 2016's financial position is "precarious" but dismissed rumours the Games would be cancelled. See PA story SPORT Paralympics. Photo credit should read David Davies/PA Wire.
File photo dated 18-07-2016 of File photo dated 27-08-2012 of IPC President Sir Philip Craven PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 16, 2016. International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven said Rio 2016’s financial position is “precarious” but dismissed rumours the Games would be cancelled. See PA story SPORT Paralympics. Photo credit should read David Davies/PA Wire.

DOMESTIC violence against men has trebled in the past decade, shocking official figures reveal.

A record 5,640 wives and girlfriends were convicted of assaulting their male partners last year — up from 1,850 in 2007.

The issue has become a taboo because victims are often too ashamed to talk about their experiences.

But an MP is now calling for action after evidence emerged the problem is growing at an alarming rate.

Stats released by the Attorney General show 177 women are convicted of domestic abuse EVERY WEEK.

They show 1,850 women were convicted of domestic violence in 2007 but last year the total dealt with by the courts had risen to 5,640.

Crown Prosecutors insist any form of domestic violence is serious and there is no bias or lack of concern when dealing with male victims.

Tory MP Philip Davies, who uncovered the stats, said: “When people think of domestic violence, they automatically think of men abusing women.

“But the vast increase in the number of women convicted of domestic violence over the past decade must not be overlooked.

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Source: The Sun UK