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Violence Against Men and Women

Numbers and percentages of violent incidents against men and women by violence category in 2006/07

Number of incidents (thousands) Percentage of incidents by violence type1
Men Women All Men Women All
Domestic 93 312 407 6 33 16
Mugging 217 175 392 14 19 16
Stranger 684 213 894 44 23 36
Acquaintance 577 270 845 37 29 34
All violence 1,542 934 2,471 100 100 100
Wounding 367 212 578 24 23 23
Robbery 184 136 320 12 15 13
Assault with minor injury 337 235 571 22 25 23
Assault with no injury 653 351 1,002 42 38 41
All violence 1,542 934 2,471 100 100 100
1. All BCS violence includes wounding, robbery, assault with minor injury and assault with no injury. BCS muggings include snatch theft. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding and also, within the top half the table, the inclusion of snatch theft category.
Source: UK Statistics Authority, Web: www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk
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