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Domestic Violence Cases: 'Men Are Victims, Too'


JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - The Bureau of Justice reports 15 percent of domestic violence victims are men. 10 percent are in homosexual relationships and the remaining 5 percent of victims are heterosexual, where the woman is abusing the man. "Men are victims, just in a smaller percentile, because it gets down to what is the cause of domestic violence? Domestic violence is about power and control and in our society, men have always had the power, or they've tended to have the power, but you do see males who are victims," said Tonya Avery, the executive director of EVE.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one out of 14 men has been physically assaulted by their partner at some point in their lives. Although it's less common than female domestic violence, the psychological and emotional impacts do not change.



If you or someone you know are being abused or need help, EVE or End Violent Encounters, offers a 24-hour crisis line, 517-372-5572. You can also get more information on Seen on 6.

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