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Tuesday
Dec012009

Instances of abuse directed at men by women have rocketed by 172% (Scotland)

Four out of 10 cases of domestic violence in the Highlands and islands last year involved repeat victims, new police figures have revealed. In 2008-09, 1,159 incidents of domestic violence were reported to Northern Constabulary, with 41% of all victims admitting that they had been abused for at least the second time. Levels of domestic violence perpetrated by men against women have risen by 30% since 2000, while instances of abuse directed at men by women have rocketed by 172%.

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