According to a 1998 report by the Department of Justice on the National Violence Against Women Survey: 1,510,455 women and 834,732 men are victims of physical violence by a partner. This means that every 37.8 seconds, somewhere in America a man is battered and every 20.9 seconds, somewhere in America a woman is battered.
We often hear the horror stories of women who are abused by their partners; however, it is very seldom that we hear about men who are battered by women--most likely because men don't report it; they're too embarrassed. Therefore, I would take an educated guess and say that the statistics of abused men are much higher than indicated.
No matter whether male of female…Abuse is never okay!
If you are in an abusive relationship – GET OUT! Don’t become a statistic of death. There are many organizations that you can reach out to for help.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
TDD (800) 787-3224
National Child Abuse Hotline
National Suicide Hotline
Rape, Abuse, Incest Network RAIN
National Victim Center
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
New York State Coalition