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ABC Radio Brisbane confirms one male is a victim of domestic homicide every 10 days

In a recent ABC Radio interview with Robert Brockway from Men's Rights Brisbane, the statistic that "one male is a victim of domestic homicide every 10 days" was challenged by the ABC presenter and by a number of listeners. In a rare piece of honesty and transparency, the ABC then contacted the Australian Institute of Criminology and an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Bond University who verified that the statistic was indeed correct. This radio segment has been edited to include only the relevant portions of it.

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Reader Comments (8)

It is remarkable the success with which feminists have indoctrinated the general public through their relentless portrayal of males as toxic and violent through the MSM.
It's therefore unsurprising respondants react with utter disbelief regarding factual statistics concerning male victims of DV.
The respondent who stated 'Men's rights activists lose their credibility when they misuse statistics' is a succinct demonstration of my point.
Considering how often feminist organisations continue to peddle the misuse of statistics to perpetuate their narrative,men- violent, women- victims in order to secure the lion's share of DV funding,the response seemed sadly ironic .
Next challenge after disbelief of men suffering comparably is the zero care factor towards the disposability of males in such a gynocentric society.
Also,given these bonafide statistics,will males therefore receive a percentage of DV funding directly proportional to their suffering.Over feminists dead bodies they will.

January 27, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbloke

For Feminists and Academics refusing to even listen to facts and call out "fake news" when someone counters the argument, even with government statistics and facts....says a lot about modern day education.

the fact that ABC Radio had to double take to accept these facts, is scary too. Considering how many tax dollars are spent on ABC by Men in Australia?

The government has to step up to the plate and END unequal conversations on any topic! Both men and women are victims and perpetrators!

January 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGreggore

Are the men killed in domestic violence incidents mostly killed by women or by other men? Why is this information omitted? If it's mostly by men then the cause of domestic violence for men and women is still the violence of some men.

January 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNB

@NB The latest 2010-12 homicide stats from the AIC referred to in the ABC interview show that the vast majority of men killed in domestic homicides are killed by women.

January 31, 2017 | Registered CommenterOne in Three Campaign

NB asked "Are the men killed in domestic violence incidents mostly killed by women or by other men? Why is this information omitted?"

Mention that most of these men died at the hands of women was mentioned in the full interview. I mentioned it and Dr Bricknell confirmed this also.

People who try to maintain a gendered DV/IPV narrative routinely try to claim that these deaths are a result of men killing men or that if women did kill men they were justified in doing so (eg, self defence).

In the article linked below I show that it is overwhelmingly women who commit intimate partner homicide against men and that these homicides are unlawful.


February 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Brockway

Even thou the statistics are one in three. I personally believe it's a lot closer. And even probably the other way round. Men don't gave the support or the belief from the police and other crucial workers. Often men are laughed at and the crime (against a male by a female ) is not actions. No wonder males don't report as much. Oh you're a male, you can defend yourself, etc. Fact is, woman use weapons. Another massive form of abuse by woman towards men is emotional abuse. Isolating the kids, making up false abuse claims. Men's suicide rate is far higher than women's. How come people don't look at the direct link? Countless examples are done to show almost a waiting group of reporters / care workers who are waiting and encouraging (coaching) females to make complaints against men. Men don't have all the same resources. Women are coached into reporting and leaving their partners etc. If men were asked the same questions as women, then men would be reported with higher statistics too - I believe even higher than women.

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff P

Let me congratulate the one in three people for encouraging a much needed discussion. As a therapist and counsellor dealing primarily with men, including perpetrators of DV, I want to see these issues dealt with without blind (feminist) ideology. It can be a hard conversation to find. The challenge for us (meaning those who want to challenge the status quo) is dealing not with the bare statistics but the individual cases underlying those statistics. Some things 'raw data' does not convey. Here is a link to the "NSW DV 2015-2017 Death review" findings which is helpful in that it gives extensive accounts of individual cases:


Be assured that I regard myself as a friend of the MR movement. I know as well as anybody here that our current system is frequently unfair on men. But I also see the problem this data - hard data - makes for (at least some aspects of) the MR case. Though the rates of M/F homicide are broadly similar the evidence from NSW does not seem to support gender parity. Men and women killed by DV do seem to be killed for different reasons, eg. assault vs self defence, and most of the male victims would indeed appear to be primary abusers. It is the consistency of this difference that I find most troublesome for the parity case.

I look forward to an intelligent, fare and balanced response.


March 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHosea

Thanks for your comment Hosea. We have responded to this issue on the following page of our website.


I hope that helps!

March 9, 2018 | Registered CommenterOne in Three Campaign

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