According to the Scottish Crime Survey (2000), women are more vulnerable to particular types of crime as compared to men. Almost one in five (19%) female respondents reported having ever experienced threats or force from a partner or ex-partner compared with 8% of males. Women were more likely than men to report that incidents of domestic violence had occurred, with 6% of women and 3% of men reporting that they had been the victims of either threats or force during 1999. Female victims (36%) were more likely than male victims (18%) to report that they had experienced either threats or force at least once a week. Ensuring the actual and perceived safety of women and men is an integral part of justice.
The Home Office
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