Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Women Comprise More Than 70% of Aggressors in Non Reciprocal Domestic Violence.

A longitudinal study conducted by Harvard researchers, has revealed that women are responsible for committing 70% of non reciprocal assaults in domestic violence cases:

"Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%) of those were reciprocally violent. In nonreciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases. Reciprocity was associated with more frequent violence among women (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]=2.3; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.9, 2.8), but not men (AOR=1.26; 95% CI=0.9, 1.7). Regarding injury, men were more likely to inflict injury than were women (AOR=1.3; 95% CI=1.1, 1.5), and reciprocal intimate partner violence was associated with greater injury than was nonreciprocal intimate partner violence regardless of the gender of the perpetrator (AOR=4.4; 95% CI=3.6, 5.5)." 

The peer reviewed publication can be found here in the American Public Health Association:

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Harvard Article:

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