Evidence from Ireland

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On Tuesday 5th July 2005 the Irish National Crime Council (NCC), in association with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), published the first ever large scale study undertaken in Ireland to give an overview of the nature, extent and impact of domestic abuse against women and men in intimate partner relationships. Among the notable findings were:

  • 13% of women and 13% of men suffer physical abuse
  • 29% of women but only 5% of men report to the Gardaí (police).

This seems to indicate a broadly similar picture of PV in Ireland as in the UK, in particular the gender balance in victimisation and the contrasting gender imbalance in reporting to the police.

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