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These authoritative sources agree that up to One in Three victims of sexual assault* and at least One in Three victims of family violence is male (perhaps as many as one in two). Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 10(2), 152-168.
Emotional abuse was reported by 84% of women and 75% of men.found that men were just as likely to report being physically assaulted by their partners as women. The voice answering the phone at the Rape Crisis Centre said, 'Only women are abused'. She seemed to listen to my stammering for a few minutes and then while scribbling asked, ‘What are you doing to make her behave that way? In order to carry out our aim of working with governments to provide better assistance to those affected by family violence, the One in Three Campaign works actively with all sides of the political spectrum but is unaffiliated with any political party or position.Female violence was more common than male violence, with 76 women (20%) and 34 men (9%) reported to have been violent. Kaspiew, R., Carson, R., Dunstan, J., De Maio, J., Moore, S., Moloney, L. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.. Retrieved November 22nd, 2015, from https://au/sites/default/files/publication-documents/efva-esps_0 Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015), Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2014, cat no 4510.0, ABS, Canberra. There was a significant association between female and male violence. Retrieved July 1st, 2016 from Subject/4510.0~2014~Main Features~Experimental Family and Domestic Violence Statistics~10000. Government Department of Communities (2009, October 9). Domestic and family violence orders: Number and type of order by gender, Queensland, 2004-05 to 2008-09. Retrieved October 31, 2009, from Kaspiew, R., Gray, M., Weston, R., Moloney, L., Hand, K., & Qu, L.
The first year of the Safer Pathway trial scheme at Waverley and Orange (NSW) saw 1,758 male and 4,180 female victims of domestic violence referred to the sites.