When thinking of domestic violence, often we think about females being the victims and males being the perpetrators. However, figures recently published have suggested that a growing number of men are becoming victims of domestic abuse.
The latest data has revealed that during 2012 there were 17 cases of men being killed by their partners; whilst more recent figures have revealed that as many as 40 percent of calls to the police in relation to domestic violence see males being the victim.
The figures have also suggested that each year in England and Wales, nearly 800,00 males experience some form of domestic abuse or violence; whilst estimates have suggested that one in five males will experience some form of domestic abuse within their lifetime.
Whilst the latest figures have revealed that there is a rise in the number of males becoming the victim of domestic abuse; as family law solicitors in Lincoln, we understand that many domestic abuse cases are covered up and left unreported.
However, if you are the victim of domestic abuse it is important that you report it to the authorities, to ensure that it can be stopped and dealt with straight away, and because we are aware that reporting such matters can be emotional and difficult, we are on hand to offer advice, support and guidance.
Our family law specialists offer a confidential consultation, enabling you to discuss your situation and find out what you can do about it, and what steps can be taken to protect you and your family – and we will cover every option available to you, to ensure you are able to make an informed decision.
To find out how we can help you with your family law matters, contact our team today.