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Evidence on men's experience of domestic abuse in Scotland

‘Men’s experience of Domestic Abuse in Scotland: What we know and how we can know more’ examines available evidence about domestic abuse experienced by men in Scotland.

This extensive report by Brian Dempsey of University of Dundee School of Law contains important findings about men’s experience of domestic abuse. 

It highlights the urgent need for more recognition and support in Scotland for men (and any children affected) as well as calling for further research into Scottish men’s experience of domestic abuse.

The most recent Scottish Government figures  show that in 2011/12 there were 9,569 reports to the police of a domestic abuse incident where the ‘victim’ was male and the perpetrator female and 659 reports where there was a male ‘victim’ of a male perpetrator (where the sex of the parties were recorded). The proportion of reports relating to male ‘victims’ to total ‘victims’ in particular police force areas was generally around 15% but ranged from 9% in Dumfries and Galloway to 21% in Strathclyde.

The Review was commissioned by Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) from Dundee University, with Scottish Government funding.